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Conductance of fractional Luttinger liquids at finite temperatures

Aseev, Pavel P. and Loss, Daniel and Klinovaja, Jelena. (2018) Conductance of fractional Luttinger liquids at finite temperatures. Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics, 98 (4). 045416.

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Abstract

We study the electrical conductance in single-mode quantum wires with Rashba spin-orbit interaction subjected to externally applied magnetic fields in the regime in which the ratio of spin-orbit momentum to the Fermi momentum is close to an odd integer, so that a combined effect of multi-electron interaction and applied magnetic field leads to a partial gap in the spectrum. We study how this partial gap manifests itself in the temperature dependence of the fractional conductance of the quantum wire. We use two complementing techniques based on bosonization: refermionization of the model at a particular value of the interaction parameter and a semiclassical approach within a dilute soliton gas approximation of the functional integral. We show how the low-temperature fractional conductance can be affected by the finite length of the wire, by the properties of the contacts, and by a shift of the chemical potential, which takes the system away from the resonance condition. We also predict an internal resistivity caused by a dissipative coupling between gapped and gapless modes.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Theoretical Nano/Quantum Physics (Klinovaja)
UniBasel Contributors:Klinovaja, Jelena
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:1098-0121
e-ISSN:1550-235X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:06 Feb 2019 13:39
Deposited On:06 Feb 2019 13:39

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