Semiclassical theory of chaotic quantum transport

K Richter, MMA Sieber

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We present a refined semiclassical approach to the Landauer conductance and Kubo conductivity of clean chaotic mesoscopic systems. We demonstrate for systems with uniformly hyperbolic dynamics that including off-diagonal contributions to double sums over classical paths gives a weak-localization correction in quantitative agreement with results from random matrix theory. We further discuss the magnetic-field dependence. This semiclassical treatment accounts for current conservation.
Translated title of the contributionSemiclassical theory of chaotic quantum transport
Original languageEnglish
Article numberArt.No.206801
Pages (from-to)1 - 4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume89 (20)
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002

Bibliographical note

Publisher: American Physical Society
Other identifier: IDS Number 610AL


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