Mesoscopic fluctuations of Coulomb drag between quasiballistic one-dimensional wires

Asger Mortensen, Karsten Flensberg, Antti-Pekka Jauho

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    Abstract

    Quasiballistic one-dimensional quantum wires are known to have a conductance of the order of 2e(2)/h, with small sample-to-sample fluctuations. We present a study of the transconductance G(12) Of two Coulomb-coupled quasiballistic wires; i.e., we consider the Coulomb drag geometry. We show that the fluctuations in G(12) differ dramatically from those of the diagonal conductance G(ii): the fluctuations are large and can even exceed the mean value, thus implying a possible reversal of the induced drag current. We report extensive numerical simulations elucidating the fluctuations for both correlated and uncorrelated disorder. We also present analytic arguments, which fully account for the trends observed numerically.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review B Condensed Matter
    Volume65
    Issue number8
    Pages (from-to)085317
    ISSN0163-1829
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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    Copyright (2002) American Physical Society

    Keywords

    • TRANSPORT
    • LUTTINGER LIQUIDS
    • LINEAR-RESPONSE THEORY
    • COUPLED ELECTRON-SYSTEMS

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