One-dimensional electron-electron scattering with small energy transfers

S. Wind*, M. J. Rooks, V. Chandrasekhar, D. E. Prober

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We report magnetoresistance studies of Al and Ag wires of width 35 to 110 nm which probe the electron phase-breaking rate. We find that this rate at low temperatures is determined by one-dimensional electron-electron scattering with small energy transfers. This confirms the importance of this mechanism for electron energy loss in one-dimensional systems, as suggested by Al'tshuler et al., and defines clearly the relevant dimensional length scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-636
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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