Microscopic theory of periodic conductance resonances in narrow channels

N. F. Johnson, M. C. Payne

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Narrow channels containing a one-dimensional electron gas of finite length exhibit periodic conductance oscillations. We propose a microscopic theory of this phenomenon based on an exactly solvable, interacting-electron model. In contrast to previous models, the present theory is applicable irrespective of the relative magnitude of the electron-electron interaction energy and the single-particle energy-level spacing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1513-1516
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1993

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