Phase averaging in one-dimensional random systems

C. J. Lambert, M. F. Thorpe

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We calculate the resistance of a random sequence of scatterers and show that, in general, the phase uncertainty does not increase with the length of the wire. We elucidate the special circumstances under which phase averaging is appropriate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4742-4744
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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