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The Peierls transition in low-dimensional electronic crystals.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta crystallographica. Section A, Foundations of crystallography
Publication Date
Volume
61
Issue
Pt 1
Pages
51–61
Identifiers
PMID: 15613753
Source
Medline
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Abstract

An overview is presented of low-dimensional electronic crystals that undergo a phase transition towards a low-temperature charge-density-wave (CDW) state. The emphasis is on inorganic compounds that develop an one-dimensional (1D) CDW. Low-dimensional features of crystal structures are discussed in relation to 1D electronic properties. X-ray diffraction is discussed as a tool to obtain quantitative information about the normal state and its structural fluctuations, and about the CDW, both in equilibrium and in its non-linear conducting state.

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