Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 88, Issue 1–2, pp 135–162 | Cite as

Anisotropy of electron-phonon interaction spectra in a magnetic field and quantum interference effects in antimony point contacts

  • I. K. Yanson
  • O. I. Shklyarevskii
  • N. N. Gribov

Peculiarities of point-contact spectra behavior of antimony are investigated in a magnetic field. It turns out that the singularities in the spectra can both decrease and increase depending not only on orientation of the contact axes with respect to the crystallographic axis of Sb and the magnetic field vector, but also on the ratio between the contact diameter, the Larmour radius of the charge carriers and their mean free path. The spectrum sign inversion for a dirty contact that is due to electron state delocalization as a result of electronphonon interaction is detected. It means that point-contact spectroscopy is possible in highly disordered materials when the quantum localization is significant.


Magnetic Field Antimony Interference Effect Quantum Interference Spectrum Sign 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    I. K. Yanson, Sov. J. Low Temp. 9, 343 (1983).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    I. K. Yanson and O. I. Shklyarevskii, Sov. J. Low Temp. Phys. 12, 536 (1983).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    E. N. Bogachek, I. O. Kulik, and R. I. Shekhter, Sov. Phys. JETP, 65, 411 (1987).Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    I. K. Yanson, N. N. Gribov, and O. I. Shklyarevskii, JETP Lett. 42, 195 (1985).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    H. M. Swarties, A. G. M. Jansen, and P. Wyder, Proc. LT-17, Part II, Contributed papers (North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1984).Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    E. I. Ass and N. N. Gribov, Soc. J. Low Temp. Phys. 13, 365 (1987).Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    L. H. Falikov and P. J. Lin, Phys. Rev. 141, 562 (1966).Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    N. B. Brandt, N. Y. Minina, and Chu Chen-Kang, Sov. Phys. JETP, 24, 736 (1967).Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    I. F. Itskovich and R. I. Shekhter, Sov. Low. Temp. Phys. 10, 229 (1984).Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    A. P. Van Gelder, Solid State Commun. 25, 1097 (1978).Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    I. K. Yanson, Yu. G. Naidyuk, and O. I. Shklyarevskii. Sov. J. Low Temp. Phys. 8, 595 (1982).Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    I. O. Kulik, A. N. Omel'yanchuk, and I. K. Yanson. Sov. J. Low Temp. Phys. 7, 516 (1981).Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    I. O. Kulik, Sov. J. Low Temp. Phys. 11, 516 (1985).Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    I. F. Itskovich and R. I. Shekhter, Sov. J. Low Temp. Phys. 11, 649 (1985).Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    N. N. Gribov, O. I. Shklyarevskii, E. I. Ass, and V. V. Andrievskii, Sov. J. Low Temp. Phys. 13, 363 (1987).Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    R. I. Sharp and E. Warming, J. Phys. F. 1, 570 (1971).Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    J. Sosnovski, O. Czachor, and N. Malisznevski, Neutron Inelastic Scattering (IANA, Vienna, 1972).Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    V. A. Korshunov, Izv. Vyssh. Uchebn. Zav. Fizika. 27, 16 (1984).Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    O. I. Shklyarevskii, I. K. Yanson, and N. N. Gribov, Sov. J. Low Temp. Phys. 14, 263 (1988).Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    V. F. Gantmacher and V. T. Dolgopolov, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 60, 2260 (1971).Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    O. I. Shklyarevskii, N. N. Gribov, and I. K. Yanson, Sov. J. Low Temp. Phys. 14, 414 (1988).Google Scholar
  22. 22.
    E. N. Bogachek, I. O. Kulik, and R. I. Shekhter, Solid State Commun. 56, 999 (1985).Google Scholar
  23. 23.
    I. F. Itskovich, I. O. Kulik, and R. I. Shechter, Sov. J. Low Temp. Phys. 13, 359 (1987).Google Scholar
  24. 24.
    B. L. Al'tshuller and A. G. Aronov, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 77, 2028 (1979).Google Scholar
  25. 25.
    I. L. Bronevoy and Yu. V. Sharvin, JETP Lett. 28, 117 (1978).Google Scholar
  26. 26.
    I. L. Bronevoy, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 79, 1936 (1980).Google Scholar
  27. 27.
    I. K. Yanson and A. G. Batrak, Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 76, 325 (1978).Google Scholar
  28. 28.
    A. V. Khotkevich and I. K. Yanson, Fiz. Tver. Tela 23, 2064 (1981).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. K. Yanson
    • 1
  • O. I. Shklyarevskii
    • 1
  • N. N. Gribov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, Ukrainian Academy of SciencesKharkovUkraine

Personalised recommendations