Luttinger liquid behavior of long GaAs quantum wires

E. Levy, I. Sternfeld, M. Eshkol, M. Karpovski, A. Palevski, B. Dwir, A. Rudra, E. Kapon, Y. Oreg

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This chapter gives an experimental observation on the transport properties of long GaAs quantum wires. The transport properties of a wire strongly depend on temperature and wire length. Due to interactions between electrons, the conductance is predicted to decrease with temperature, as predicted by the Luttinger liquid model, with power-law dependences obtained in the limits of both weak and strong scatterers. Moreover, localization effects, as predicted by the many impurities theory, are expected to be relevant for wires containing a larger number of impurities or only at sufficiently low temperatures, even for macroscopically long wires.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFuture Trends in Microelectronics
Subtitle of host publicationFrontiers and Innovations
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781118678107
ISBN (Print)9780471212478
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013


  • GaAs quantum wires
  • Localization effects
  • Luttinger liquid model
  • Transport properties
  • Wire length


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