Non-linear modes in the condensed peierls phase

B. Horovitz, J. A. Krumhansl

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The equations of motion for the order parameters of a coupled linear chain system in a condensed Peierls phase are derived from a microscopic Hamiltonian. These results now provide the correct non-linear terms which are needed to discuss solitary wave excitation modes. The computation reported here is a mean field result, at T = 0, and with interchain electron backscattering. Amplitude solitary waves are energetically disallowed, but phase solitons (φ-particles) with small associated amplitude variation are possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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