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Absence of localization and large dc conductance in random superlattices with correlated disorder

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Díez, E. and Sánchez, A. and Domínguez-Adame Acosta, Francisco (1994) Absence of localization and large dc conductance in random superlattices with correlated disorder. Physical Review B, 50 (19). pp. 14359-14367. ISSN 0163-1829

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.50.14359


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We study how the in8uence of structural correlations in disordered systems manifests itself in experimentally measurable magnitudes, focusing on dc conductance of semiconductor superlattices with general potential pro6les. We show that the existence of bands of extended states in these structures gives rise to very noticeable peaks in the 6nite-temperature dc conductance as the chem ical potential is moved through the bands or as the temperature is increased from zero. On the basis of these results we discuss how dc conductance measurements can provide information on the location and width of the bands of extended states. Our predictions can be used to demonstrate experimentally that structural correlations inhibit the localization eKects of disorder.


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© 1994 The American Physical Society.
It is with great pleasure that we thank collaboration and illuminating conversations with Enrique Maciá. A.S. is also thankful to Alan Bishop for warm hospital ityat Los Alamos National Laboratory where this paper was written in part. Work at Leganes is supported by the Direccion General de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnica (Spain) through project PB92-0248, and by the European Union Human Capital and Mobility Programme through Contract No. ERBCHRXCT930413. Work at Madrid is supported by Universidad Complutense through Project No. PR161/93-4811.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Random-Dimer Model, Kronig-Penney Model, Binary-Alloys, Random Chains, Transport, Lattices, Polymers
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
ID Code:27824
Deposited On:19 Dec 2014 10:06
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