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Quantum pumping : coherent rings versus open conductors

Publication date2003

We examine adiabatic quantum pumping generated by an oscillating scatterer embedded in a one-dimensional ballistic ring and compare it with pumping caused by the same scatterer connected to external reservoirs. The pumped current for an open conductor, paradoxically, is non-zero even in the limit of vanishing transmission. In contrast, for the ring geometry the pumped current vanishes in the limit of vanishing transmission. We explain this paradoxical result and demonstrate that the physics underlying adiabatic pumping is the same in open and in closed systems.

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MOSKALETS, Mykhaylo, BUTTIKER, Markus. Quantum pumping : coherent rings versus open conductors. In: Physical review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics, 2003, vol. 68, n° 161311, p. 4. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.68.161311
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