We investigate phase-coherent transport in InN nanowires of various diameters and lengths. The nanowires were grown by means of plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy. Information on the phase-coherent transport is gained by analyzing the characteristic fluctuation pattern in the magnetoconductance. For a magnetic field oriented parallel to the wire axis, we found that the correlation field mainly depends on the wire cross section, while the fluctuation amplitude is governed by the wire length. In contrast, if the magnetic field is perpendicularly oriented, for wires longer than approximately 200 nm, the correlation field is limited by the phase coherence length. Further insight into the orientation dependence of the correlation field is gained by measuring the conductance fluctuations at various tilt angles of the magnetic field.
American Physical Society
6 May 2008
Volume: 77 Issue: 20 Pages: 201301
Physical Review B