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University of South Carolina

1991

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Magnetic Response Of A Single, Isolated Gold Loop, V. Chandrasekhar, Richard A. Webb, M. J. Brady, M. B. Ketchen, W. J. Gallagher, A. Kleinsasser Dec 1991

Magnetic Response Of A Single, Isolated Gold Loop, V. Chandrasekhar, Richard A. Webb, M. J. Brady, M. B. Ketchen, W. J. Gallagher, A. Kleinsasser

Faculty Publications

Measurements have been made of the low-temperature magnetic response of single, isolated, micron-size Au loops. The magnetic response is found to contain a component which oscillates with the applied magnetic flux with a fundamental period of Φ0=h/e. The amplitude of the oscillatory component corresponds to a persistent current of ≃(0.3–2.0)evF/L, 1 to 2 orders of magnitude larger than predicted by current theories.


Single-Electron Charging Effects In Insulating Wires, Venkat Chandrasekhar, Zvi Ovadyahu, Richard A. Webb Nov 1991

Single-Electron Charging Effects In Insulating Wires, Venkat Chandrasekhar, Zvi Ovadyahu, Richard A. Webb

Faculty Publications

We present measurements of the transport properties of 0.75-μm-long, narrow, insulating indium oxide wires and rings. These devices have no apparent tunnel barriers, yet they exhibit effects similar to those found in series arrays of very small-capacitance tunnel junctions: highly nonlinear I-V characteristics and a zero-bias conductance which is periodic in a voltage applied by means of a lateral gate. These effects are due to the influence of single-electron charging on transport through localized states in the insulating regime.