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Pinning of Landau levels in open two dimensional electron systems
Author(s): V. G. Popov; Yu V. Dubrovskii; E. E. Vdovin; Yu N. Khanin; Jean-Claude Portal; D. K. Maude; Thorvald G. Andersson; S. M. Wang
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Paper Abstract

Electron tunneling between two dimensional electron systems of different electron concentration in magnetic field normal to the layers have been studied. Parallel 2DES were separated from each other by Al0.3Ga0.7As barrier and from highly doped n+-GaAs contact regions by undoped GaAs-layers. In our samples each of the 2DES and adjacent contact region were in thermodynamic equilibrium provided by free carrier exchange. The measured I-V dependencies demonstrated pronounced resonant features arising when ground states of the 2DES's were adjusted by external bias. The magnetic field shifted resonant peak position. The shift on the voltage scale was linear versus magnetic field, but exhibited discontinuity in particular magnetic fields. The Landau levels pinning in the 2DES's by chemical potential in the contact region explains the experimental findings.

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Date Published: 11 June 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5023, 10th International Symposium on Nanostructures: Physics and Technology, (11 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.513915
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V. G. Popov, Institute of Microelectronics Technology (Russia)
Yu V. Dubrovskii, Institute of Microelectronics Technology (Russia)
E. E. Vdovin, Institute of Microelectronics Technology (Russia)
Yu N. Khanin, Institute of Microelectronics Technology (Russia)
Jean-Claude Portal, Institute Univ. de France and INSA and MPI-CNRS (France)
D. K. Maude, Ctr. National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
Thorvald G. Andersson, Chalmers Univ. of Technology and Goeteborg Univ. (Sweden)
S. M. Wang, Chalmers Univ. of Technology and Goeteborg Univ. (Sweden)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5023:
10th International Symposium on Nanostructures: Physics and Technology
Zhores I. Alferov; Leo Esaki, Editor(s)

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