Field-Induced Spin-Density-Wave Phases in Quasi-One-Dimensional Conductors: Theory versus Experiments

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We show that the “quantized nesting” model misses important features of the magnetic-field-induced spin-density-wave (FISDW) phase diagram. Among them are the following: (1) the FISDW wave vector is not strictly quantized; (2) in some compounds, the FISDW diagram consists of two regions: (a) At low temperatures, there are jumps of the wave vector (i.e., the first order transitions between FISDW phases); (b) at high temperatures the jumps and the first order transitions disappear, but the wave vector is still a nontrivial function of a magnetic field. These are in agreement with the experiments on [Formula presented].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


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