Quantum transport through a conducting bridge: Correlation between surface disorder and bulk disorder

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Maiti, Santanu K.
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We explore a novel transport phenomenon by studying the effect of surface disorder on electron transport through a finite size conductor with side coupled metallic electrodes. In the strong disorder regime the current amplitude increases with the increase of the surface disorder strength, while, the amplitude decreases in the weak disorder regime. This behavior is completely opposite to that of bulk disordered system. In this article we also investigate the effects of the size of the conductor and the transverse magnetic field on electron transport and see that the transport properties are significantly influenced by them.
Comment: 7 pages, 5 figures
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Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics, Condensed Matter - Materials Science
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