Unexpected behavior in a two-path electron interferometer.

@article{Neder2006UnexpectedBI,
  title={Unexpected behavior in a two-path electron interferometer.},
  author={Izhar Neder and Moty Heiblum and Yehoshua B. Levinson and Diana Mahalu and Vladimir I. Umansky},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 1},
  pages={016804}
}
We report the observation of an unpredictable behavior of a simple, two-path, electron interferometer. Utilizing an electronic analog of the well-known optical Mach-Zehnder interferometer, with current carrying edge channels in the quantum Hall effect regime, we measured high contrast Aharonov-Bohm (AB) oscillations. Surprisingly, the amplitude of the oscillations varied with energy in a lobe fashion, namely, with distinct maxima and zeros (namely, no AB oscillations) in between. Moreover, the… CONTINUE READING
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