Tunnelling characterization of quantum interference effects in confined geometries

T. Takagaki, D. K. Ferry

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The authors have performed quantum-mechanical calculations of tunnelling current drained through a narrow probe weakly attached to quantum wires. The amplitude of the current is approximately proportional to the local density of states in the wires. They demonstrate that the spatial variation of the probability distribution of an electron due to quantum interference effects is obtained by scanning the probe along the wires.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013
Pages (from-to)1975-1982
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Issue number13
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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