Scattering theory of time-controlled charge transport in mesoscopic conductors

Francesca Battista

Thursday, 7 April 2011, 10:00
Matfys library

We present a theory [1] for a mesoscopic turnstile that produces spatially separated streams of electrons and holes along edge states in the quantum Hall regime. For a broad range of frequencies in the non-adiabatic regime the turnstile operation is found to be ideal, producing one electron and one hole per cycle. The accuracy of the turnstile operation is characterized by the fluctuations of the transferred charge per cycle. The fluctuations are found to be negligibly small in the ideal regime.

[1] F. Battista, P. Samuelsson, PRB 83, 125324 (2011).