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The effects of transverse electric fields on the conductance fluctuations in an Sb loop have been studied. We show that the electric field can be used to tune the position (or phase) of Aharonov-Bohm oscillations as well as to alter the aperiodic conductance fluctuation patterns. We disucss two mechanisms which might cause the observed dependence of the fluctuation pattern on transverse electric field. The first is the electrostatic Aharonov-Bohm effect, and the second is the spatial shifting of the electron trajectories by the electric field.


Washburn, S., Schmid, H., Kern, D., and Webb, R.A. (1987). Normal-Metal Aharonov-Bohm Effect in the Presence of a Transverse Electric Field. Physical Review Letters, 59(16), 1791-1794. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.59.1791

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