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Journal of Low Temperature Physics

, Volume 126, Issue 3–4, pp 1291–1304 | Cite as

Persistent Currents Versus Phase Breaking in Mesoscopic Metallic Samples

  • U. Eckern
  • P. Schwab
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Abstract

Persistent currents in mesoscopic normal metal rings represent, even a decade after their first experimental observation, a challenge to both, theorists and experimentalists. After giving a brief review of the existing - experimental and theoretical - results, we concentrate on the (propsed) relationship of the size of the persistent current to the phase breaking rate. In particular, we consider effects induced by noise, scattering at two-level systems, and magnetic impurities.

Keywords

Experimental Observation Magnetic Material Current Versus Normal Metal Versus Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Eckern
    • 1
  • P. Schwab
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikUniversität AugsburgAugsburgGermany

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