The formation of a charge-density-wave (CDW) superlattice in the blue molybdenum oxide bronze K0.30MoO3 is found to be extremely sensitive to electron-beam irradiation. Short exposure of the samples to an electron beam completely destroys the CDW superlattice whereas the underlying main lattice remains largely intact. The radiation damage in the CDW superlattice is believed to be electronic in origin.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Physical Review B|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1984|