Persistent currents in diffusive metallic cavities: Large values and anomalous scaling with disorder

@article{Chiappe2002PersistentCI,
title={Persistent currents in diffusive metallic cavities: Large values and anomalous scaling with disorder},
author={G. Chiappe and M. J. S'anchez},
journal={Physical Review B},
year={2002},
volume={65},
pages={153409}
}
• Published 1 August 2001
• Materials Science
• Physical Review B
The effect of disorder on confined metallic cavities with an Aharonov-Bohm flux line is addressed. We find that, even deep in the diffusive regime, large values of persistent currents may arise for a wide variety of geometries. We present numerical results supporting an anomalous scaling law of the average typical current $〈{I}_{\mathrm{typ}}〉$ with the strength of disorder w, $〈{I}_{\mathrm{typ}}〉\ensuremath{\sim}{w}^{\ensuremath{-}\ensuremath{\gamma}}$ with $\ensuremath{\gamma}l2.$ This is…