The low-temperature quantum transport of InN nanowires grown by plasma-assisted molecular beam epitaxy is investigated. Two sets of nanowires with diameters of 100 and 45 nm originating from two different growth runs are studied. Magnetic-field-dependent as well as gate-dependent measurements of universal conductance fluctuations are performed to gain information on the phase-coherence in the electron transport. By analyzing the correlation field and the average fluctuation amplitude a phase-coherence length of several hundred nanometers is extracted for both sets of nanowires at temperatures below 1 K. Conductance fluctuations are also observed when the Fermi wavelength is varied by applying a bias voltage to a back-gate. The results on the electron phase-coherence obtained from the gate-dependent measurements are consistent with the findings from the magnetic field dependent measurements. A considerable damping of the fluctuation amplitude by ensemble averaging is achieved by connecting nanowires in parallel. The suppression of the fluctuation amplitude is studied systematically by measuring samples with different numbers of nanowires. By utilizing the damping of the conductance fluctuations by connecting nanowires in parallel in combination with an averaging over the gate voltage, weak localization effects are resolved. For both sets of nanowires a clear evidence of the weak antilocalization is found, which indicates the presence of spin-orbit coupling. For the spin-orbit scattering length lso values in the order of 100 nm are extracted.

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