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Mesoscopic junctions, random scattering, and strange repellers

Roukes, M. L. and Alerhand, O. L. (1990) Mesoscopic junctions, random scattering, and strange repellers. Physical Review Letters, 65 (13). pp. 1651-1655. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.65.1651.

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Ballistic transport through a two-dimensional cross junction is chaotic. The classical transmissivity, from which total transmission coefficients are obtained, exhibits self-similar regions of high transparency about a hierarchy of injection angles, αN. These geometrical channels dominate the phase space of possible exits from the junction. Long dwell times within the junction, a manifestation of irregular scattering, strongly enhance the role of random processes in real devices.

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Additional Information:© 1990 The American Physical Society Received 15 May 1990 We thank C.J. Beenakker, J.P. Crutchfield, and J.P. Heritage for helpful discussions.
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