Draining of the sea of Chaos: Role of resonant transmission and reflection in an array of billiards

R. Brunner, R. Meisels, F. Kuchar, R. Akis, D. K. Ferry, J. P. Bird

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Abstract

We investigate the dynamics of a system of coupled electron billiards by using a magnetic field to dramatically modify the underlying mixed phase space. At specific values of the magnetic field the sea of chaos is drained. At these fields there exist reflected or transmitted orbits associated with maxima and minima in the experimentally observed magnetoresistance. These effects are studied by comparing the classical and quantum-mechanical phase-space dynamics leading to a basic understanding of the role of chaos in the transport in an array of billiards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number204101
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume98
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - May 17 2007

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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