Universal conductance distribution in the quantum size regime

A. Kamenev, Y. Gefen

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We study the conductance (g) distribution function of an ensemble of isolated conducting rings, with an Aharonov-Bohm flux. This is done in the discrete spectrum limit, i.e. when the inelastic rate, frequency and temperature are all smaller than the mean level spacing. Over a wide range of g the distribution function exhibits universal behaviour P(g) ~ g ~(4 where /3 = 1 (2) for systems with (without) a time reversal symmetry. The non-universal large-gr tail of this distribution determines the values of high moments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-418
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 10 1995


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