We study the transport properties of disordered two-dimensional electron systems with a perfectly conducting channel. We introduce an asymmetric Chalker-Coddington network model and numerically investigate the point-contact conductance. We find that the behavior of the conductance in this model is completely different from that in the symmetric model. Even in the limit of a large distance between the contacts, we find a broad distribution of conductance and a non-trivial power law dependence of the averaged conductance on the system width. Our results are applicable to systems such as zigzag graphene nano-ribbons where the numbers of left-and right-going channels are different.
|Journal||journal of the physical society of japan|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)