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Magnetic-field symmetry of pump currents of adiabatically driven mesoscopic structures

Published in Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter. 2005, vol. 72, no. 035324, p. 11
Abstract We examine the scattering properties of a slowly and periodically driven mesoscopic sample using the Floquet function approach. One might expect that at sufficiently low driving frequencies it is only the frozen scattering matrix which is important. The frozen scattering matrix reflects the properties of the sample at a given instant of time. Indeed many aspects of adiabatic scattering can be described in terms of the frozen scattering matrix. However, we demonstrate that the Floquet scattering matrix, to first order in the driving frequency, is determined by an additional matrix which reflects the fact that the scatterer is time dependent. This low-frequency irreducible part of the Floquet matrix has symmetry properties with respect to time and/or a magnetic field direction reversal opposite to that of the frozen scattering matrix. Using the adiabatic decomposition of the Floquet scattering matrix we split the dc current flowing through the pump into several parts with well defined properties with respect to a magnetic field inversion.
Keywords Mesoscopic systemsSymmetryFloquet functionAdiabatic approximationTransport processesScattering matrixMagnetic field effects
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MOSKALETS, Mykhaylo, BUTTIKER, Markus. Magnetic-field symmetry of pump currents of adiabatically driven mesoscopic structures. In: Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter, 2005, vol. 72, n° 035324, p. 11. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.72.035324 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:4171

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