Backscattering of ballistic electrons in a corrugated-gate quantum wire

Y. Ochiai, A. Widjaja, N. Sasaki, K. Yamamoto, R. Akis, D. Ferry

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We observe periodic oscillations in the weak magnetic-field magnetoresistance for quantum wires subjected to a corrugated gate. This enhanced magnetoresistance is attributed to backscattering of electrons from the gate corrugations due to direct ballistic trajectories through the multiple (open) quantum dot structures. Simulations of the quantum transport also show evidence of the enhanced magnetoresistance, suggesting that the classical backscattering trajectories are carried into the quantum behavior of the wire.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1073-1076
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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