Charge density wave ratchet

Mark I. Visscher, Gerrit E.W. Bauer

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We propose to operate a locally gated charge density wave as an electron pump. Applying an oscillating gate potential with frequency f causes equally spaced plateaus in the sliding charge density wave current separated by ΔI=2eNf, where N is the number of parallel chains. The effects of thermal noise are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1007-1009
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Aug 16


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