Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 118, Issue 5–6, pp 467–473 | Cite as

Voltage Dependence of the Amplitude of Aharonov-Bohm Oscillations in Mesoscopic Metal Rings

  • Ralf Häussler
  • Heiko B. Weber
  • Hilbert v. Löhneysen


We investigated the influence of a DC-bias voltage VDCon the Aharonov–Bohm oscillations in mesoscopic metal rings.The amplitude of the oscillations fluctuates as a function ofVDC with a typical voltage scale corresponding to theThouless energy. We also observed a square-root like increaseof the amplitude with increasing VDC. This behavior is inagreement with the theoretical prediction of the fluctuationsof the nonlinear conductance in singly connectednanostuctures.


Magnetic Material Theoretical Prediction Voltage Dependence Metal Ring Typical Voltage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralf Häussler
    • 1
  • Heiko B. Weber
    • 2
  • Hilbert v. Löhneysen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Institut für NanotechnologieForschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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