We propose a scheme to connect the wave functions on different one-dimensional branches of a three-leg junction (Y junction). Our scheme differs from that due to Griffith [Trans. Faraday Soc. 49, 345 (1953)] in the respect that ours can model the difference in the widths of the quasi-one-dimensional channels in different systems. We test our scheme by comparing results from a doubly connected one-dimensional system and a related quasi-one-dimensional system, and we find a good agreement. Therefore our scheme may be useful in the construction of one-dimensional effective models out of (multiply connected) quasi-one-dimensional systems.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 27 Feb 2006|