NMR study of the structure and motion of charge density waves in NbSe3. Academic Article uri icon


  • The authors report NMR measurements of the Nb93 resonance in the charge-density-wave (CDW) conductor NbSe3 on aligned, multicrystalline samples. They have observed the resonance with and without current flow in the sample at temperatures above 59 K, where a single incommensurate CDW is present. Results include (1) a demonstration that the CDW is not discommensurate, (2) quantitative measurements of CDW displacements below threshold, and (3) evidence, including current-induced motional narrowing, of CDW motion throughout the entire sample, above the threshold. 1986 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Ross, J. H., Wang, Z., & Slichter, C. P.

citation count

  • 98

complete list of authors

  • Ross, JH||Wang, Z||Slichter, CP

publication date

  • February 1986