Low-temperature dephasing in disordered conductors: experimental aspects

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Abstract

What is the lowest temperature to which one can trace the growth of the dephasing time in low-dimensional conductors? I consider the fundamental limitation, the crossover from weak to strong localization, as well as several experimental reasons for frequently observed saturation of the dephasing time (hot-electron effects, dephasing by external noise). Recent progress in our understanding of the electron-phonon interaction in disordered conductors is also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-568
Number of pages10
JournalAnnalen der Physik (Leipzig)
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the LOCALIZATION 1999 International Conference on 'Disorder and Interaction in Transport Phenomena' - Hamburg, Ger
Duration: Jul 29 1999Aug 3 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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