Quantum transport in one-dimensional GaAs/AlGaAs microstructures


Journal Article

We have observed the Aharonov-Bohm effect in the magnetoresistance of doubly connected geometries fabricated in high mobility GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructures. Periodic oscillations in the resistance associated with the magnetic fluxes θ0 = hc/e, θ0/2, and θ0/3 penetrating the annulus are suppressed for fields above √hc/eH ≈ W/2 where W is the width of the wire comprising the annulus, corresponding to ωc⊥ >1 where ωc is the cyclotron frequency and ⊥ ist the scattering time. Correlated fluctuations in the resistance as a function of magnetic field associated with the flux penetrating the wires comprising the annuli are observed for 0<ωc⊥<300, concomitantly with Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations and the Hall effect. © 1987.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Timp, G; Chang, AM; DeVegvar, P; Howard, RE; Behringer, R; Cunningham, JE; Mankiewich, P

Published Date

  • January 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 196 / 1-3

Start / End Page

  • 68 - 78

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0039-6028

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0039-6028(88)90666-8

Citation Source

  • Scopus