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Random-matrix description of the distribution of mesoscopic conductance

Politzer, H. David (1989) Random-matrix description of the distribution of mesoscopic conductance. Physical Review B, 40 (17). pp. 11917-11919. ISSN 0163-1829.

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Any linear statistic defined on a random-matrix ensemble is shown to be Gaussian distributed. This supports the prediction of weak-disorder perturbation theory in the diffusive, metallic limit for the distribution of conductance, since conductance is a linear statistic on the ensemble of transfer matrices.

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Additional Information:©1989 The American Physical Society Received 1 May 1989 This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC0381-ER40050.
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