Wavefunction scarring and classical commensurability in corrugated quantum wires

Y. Ochiai, K. Yamamoto, J. P. Bird, K. Ishibashi, Y. Aoyagi, T. Sugano, R. Akis, D. K. Ferry

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The low temperature magneto-resistance of quasi-ballistic, corrugated quantum wires has been studied. In the region near zero magnetic field, the magneto-resistance exhibits a series of clear oscillations which simulations reveal to be associated with multiple backscattering of electrons from the intentionally induced gate corrugation. This backscattering, in turn, gives rise to a strong scarring of the probability density in the wire, the details of which are easily related to classical scattering trajectories within it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1125-1130
Number of pages6
JournalSolid-State Electronics
Issue number7-8
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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