Quantitative numerical model for nonlocal quantum diffusion in a distribution of magnetic-flux tubes

S. J. Bending, A. K. Geim

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    Abstract

    Recently a number of experiments have investigated a mesoscopic system in which a very inhomogeneous magnetic field distribution is generated at a two-dimensional electron gas by depositing a type-II superconducting film on top. The weak-localization magnetoconductivity in such structures has been shown to be qualitatively different from the homogeneous magnetic field case and in complementary experiments it has been demonstrated that micrometer-sized devices of this type can be sensitive to the dynamics of individual quanta of flux. The huge latent potential of such structures will only be realized if quantitative models of the detector operation can be developed. In this Brief Report we demonstrate that available asymptotic results for the magnetoconductivity [Phys. Rev. B 36, 3135 (1987)] are of limited use in describing real experiments, but show that quantitative agreement can be reached with a numerical model that has been developed here. © 1992 The American Physical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14912-14914
    Number of pages2
    JournalPhysical Review B: covering condensed matter and materials physics
    Volume46
    Issue number22
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1992

    Keywords

    • 2-dimensional electron-gas
    • weak localization
    • magnetoresistance
    • detector

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