Chaotic scattering in the presence of an external magnetic field

Wolfgang Breymann, Zoltan Kovacs, Tamas Tél

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We study the chaotic scattering of charged particles in an open three-disk billiard subject to a uniform magnetic field. We identify qualitatively distinct behaviors depending on the field strength: hyperbolic, pruned, Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser theorem torus dominated, and regular phases. The hierarchical structure of the chaotic set and the time delay function is investigated. Our main finding is that with increasing field strength the degree of chaoticity decreases while the complexity of the small scale structures may increase. Possible consequences of our results for the ballistic transport in microjunctions are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1994-2006
Number of pages13
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1994


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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