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Starikov, Anton
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Starikov, A., Yakimenko, I., Berggren, K.-F., Graham, A., Thomas, K., Pepper, M. & Simmons, M. (2003). Effects of accidental microconstriction on the quantized conductance in long wires. Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, 5023.
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2003 (English)In: Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, ISSN 0277-786X, E-ISSN 1996-756X, Vol. 5023, 267-270 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We have investigated the conductance of long quantum wires formed in GaAs/ AlxGa1-x As heterostructures. Using realistic fluctuation potentials from donor layers we have simulated numerically the conductance of four different kinds of wires. While ideal wires show perfect quantization, potential fluctuations from random donors may give rise to strong conductance oscillations and degradation of the quantization plateaux. Statistically there is always the possibility of having large fluctuations in a sample that may effectively act as a microconstriction. We therefore introduce microconstrictions in the wires by occasional clustering of donors. These microconstrictions are found to restore the quantized plateaux. A similar effect is found for accidental lithographic inaccuracies.

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Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46484 (URN)10.1117/12.513897 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-13
Starikov, A., Yakimenko, I. & Berggren, K.-F. (2003). Scenario for the 0.7-conductance anomaly in quantum point contacts. Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 67(23).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Scenario for the 0.7-conductance anomaly in quantum point contacts
2003 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 67, no 23Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Effects of spontaneous spin polarization in quantum point contacts (QPC's) are investigated for a realistic semiconductor device structure using the Kohn-Sham local spin-density formalism. At maximal polarization in the contact area, there is a bifurcation into ground-state and metastable solutions. The conduction associated with the metastability is lower than for the normal state. With increasing temperature, the conductance should therefore show an anomalous behavior as observed. For the present device we do not recover resonance or quasibound states.

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Engineering and Technology
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urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47775 (URN)10.1103/PhysRevB.67.235319 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-13
Berggren, K.-F., Sadreev, A. & Starikov, A. (2002). Crossover from regular to irregular behavior in current flow through open billiards. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 66(1).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crossover from regular to irregular behavior in current flow through open billiards
2002 (English)In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, ISSN 1539-3755, Vol. 66, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We discuss signatures of quantum chaos in terms of distributions of nodal points, saddle points, and streamlines for coherent electron transport through two-dimensional billiards, which are either nominally integrable or chaotic. As typical examples of the two cases we select rectangular and Sinai billiards. We have numerically evaluted distribution functions for nearest distances between nodal points and found that there is a generic form for open chaotic billiards through which a net current is passed. We have also evaluated the distribution functions for nodal points with specific vorticity (winding number) as well as for saddle points. The distributions may be used as signatures of quantum chaos in open systems. All distributions are well reproduced using random complex linear combinations of nearly monochromatic states in nominally closed billiards. In the case of rectangular billiards with simple sharp-cornered leads the distributions have characteristic features related to order among the nodal points. A flaring or rounding of the contact regions may, however, induce a crossover to nodal point distributions and current flow typical for quantum chaos. For an irregular arrangement of nodal points, as for example in the Sinai billiard, the quantum flow lines become very complex and volatile, recalling chaos among classical trajectories. Similarities with percolation are pointed out. ©2002 The American Physical Society.

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Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46962 (URN)10.1103/PhysRevE.66.016218 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-13
Berggren, K.-F., Sadreev, A. & Starikov, A. (2001). Quantum chaos among nodal points and streamlines at ballistic electron transport through open quantum dots. Nanotechnology, 12(4).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Quantum chaos among nodal points and streamlines at ballistic electron transport through open quantum dots
2001 (English)In: Nanotechnology, ISSN 0957-4484, E-ISSN 1361-6528, Vol. 12, no 4, 562-565 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

We trace signatures of quantum chaos in the distribution of nodal points and streamlines for coherent electron transport through different types of quantum dots (chaotic and regular). We have calculated normalized distribution functions for the nearest distances between nodal points and found that this distribution may be used as a signature of quantum chaos for electron transport in open systems. Different chaotic billiards show the same characteristic distribution function for nodal points. This signature of quantum chaos is well reproduced using well known approaches for chaotic wavefunctions. We have also investigated the quantum flows which display some remarkable features.

National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-47202 (URN)10.1088/0957-4484/12/4/338 (DOI)
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-13
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