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Junction of several weakly interacting quantum wires: A renormalization group study

Lal, Siddhartha and Rao, Sumathi and Sen, Diptiman (2002) Junction of several weakly interacting quantum wires: A renormalization group study. In: Physical Review B, 66 . pp. 165327-1.

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Abstract

We study the conductance of three or more semi-infinite wires which meet at a junction. The electrons in the wires are taken to interact weakly with each other through a short-range density-density interaction, and they encounter a general scattering matrix at the junction. We derive the renormalization-group equations satisfied by the S-matrix, and we identify its fixed points and their stabilities. The conductance between any pair of wires is then studied as a function of physical parameters such as temperature. We discuss the possibility of observing the effects of junctions in present day experiments, such as the four-terminal conductance of a quantum wire and crossed quantum wires.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to American Physical Society (APS).
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/2047

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