Wave function scarring effects in Sinai billiard cavities

R. Akis, D. K. Ferry

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Numerical simulations of the magneto-transport and corresponding wave functions have been carried out for Sinai billiard structures. In agreement with experiment, we obtain resistance traces that show indications of self-similarity. In addition, many resonant wave functions show scarring, that is, their amplitude is highly concentrated along underlying periodic classical orbits. These scars can occur periodically with field. The positions of the entrance and exit leads appears to be important in determining the complexity of this scarring behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-363
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
StatePublished - Jun 17 1998


  • Chaos
  • Periodic orbits
  • Scarred orbits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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