Persistent Currents in Mesoscopic Rings

  • Eberhard K. Riedel
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 254)


The status of the field is excellent, much is in flux. For the first time we have experimental evidence [1] for persistent currents in small normal metal rings threaded by a magnetic flux. And there are new theoretical developments that indicate that in addition to the single-electron (or quasi-particle) contribution [2, 3] to the persistent current there are also collective ones [4].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eberhard K. Riedel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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