Ballistic transport in GaAs quantum wires - A short history

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A brief review of ballistic transport in GaAs quantum wires is presented. Methods for fabricating and characterising wires of widths 0.1-1 μm are described. The new physics which emerged from measurements of electron transport in these wires is illustrated using conductance quantisation, quenching of the Hall effect, the negative bend resistance and diffuse boundary scattering as examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-610
Number of pages10
JournalSuperlattices and Microstructures
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Mar 1998



  • Ballistic transport
  • Heterostructures
  • Quantum wires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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