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Phase averaging in one-dimensional random systems

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Journal publication date15/10/1982
JournalPhysical Review B
Journal number8
Volume26
Number of pages3
Pages4742-4744
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We calculate the resistance of a random sequence of scatterers and show that, in general, the phase uncertainty does not increase with the length of the wire. We elucidate the special circumstances under which phase averaging is appropriate.