We study the quantum-interference characteristics of a 25 nm, trench-type, InGaAs quantum-wire field-effect transistor realized by selective epitaxy, and find very different behavior from that typically exhibited by disordered wires. The amplitude of the magnetoresistance fluctuations is exponentially suppressed at high fields, where evidence of an Aharonov-Bohm effect is observed. The exponential suppression appears to be consistent with theoretical predictions for the influence of magnetic field on the scattering rate in clean wires, while the Aharonov-Bohm effect points to an interference process in which the one-dimensional subbands of the wire themselves constitute well-resolved paths for electron interference.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)