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Symmetry of Two-Terminal Nonlinear Electric Conduction

Department of Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States
Physical Review Letters (Impact Factor: 7.73). 02/2004; 92(4):046803. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.046803
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ABSTRACT The well-established symmetry relations for linear transport phenomena cannot, in general, be applied in the nonlinear regime. Here we propose a set of symmetry relations with respect to bias voltage and magnetic field for the nonlinear conductance of two-terminal electric conductors. We experimentally confirm these relations using phase-coherent, semiconductor quantum dots.

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