Overhauser, Albert W. Department of Physics, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Lattice distortion
- Fermi surface effects
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A possible ground state of a metal in which the conduction-electron charge density is sinusoidally modulated in space. The periodicity of this extra modulation is unrelated to the lattice periodicity. Instead, it is determined by the dimension of the conduction-electron Fermi surface in momentum space.
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