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Search for Persistent Currents

  • Alain Benoit
  • Dominique Mailly
  • Mohamed El-Khatib
  • Pierre Perrier
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 254)

Abstract

The existence of persistent currents in a mesoscopic ring in presence of disorder was suggested by Biittiker, Imry and Landauer [1]. However a complete theoretical approach, easy in the case of one-dimensional (ID) system [2], is very difficult to extend to a real three-dimensional (3D) system with disorder and at finite temperature [3]. The direct observation of such currents would give very important informations for the understanding of such mesoscopic systems.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain Benoit
    • 1
  • Dominique Mailly
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mohamed El-Khatib
    • 1
  • Pierre Perrier
    • 1
  1. 1.CNRS CRTBTGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.L.M.M.BagneuxFrance

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