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Boundary scattering in quantum wires

Thornton, T. J. and Roukes, M. L. and Scherer, A. and Van de Gaag, B. P. (1989) Boundary scattering in quantum wires. Physical Review Letters, 63 (19). pp. 2128-2131. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.63.2128.

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Narrow quantum wires of sufficiently high mobility exhibit an anomalous, low-field magnetoresistance peak at a position scaling as the ratio of the Fermi wave vector to the wire width. We investigate this effect varying temperature, electron density, sample geometry, and method of lateral confinement. The data we obtain are consistent with a classical explanation based upon a diffuse component of electron scattering at the edges of the wire.

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Additional Information:© 1989 The American Physical Society. Received 25 August 1989.
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