Baenninger, M and Ghosh, A and Pepper, M and Beere, HE and Farrer, I and Ritchie, DA (2009) MAGNETIC FIELD INDUCED INSTABILITIES IN LOCALIZED TWO-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRON SYSTEMS. In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B. (pp. 2708 - 2712). WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD
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The results of extensive transport studies in localized regime of mesoscopic two-dimensional electron systems (2DES) with varying disorder are presented. A quick overview of previously achieved result is given. The main focus is on the observation of density dependent instabilities manifested by strong resistance oscillations induced by high perpendicular magnetic fields B-perpendicular to. While the amplitude of the oscillations is strongly enhanced with increasing B-perpendicular to, their position in electron density remains unaffected. The temperature dependence of resistivity shows a transition from an activated behaviour at high temperature to a saturated behaviour at low T. In the positions of resistance minima, the T dependence can even become metal-like (d rho/dT > 0). The activation energies obtained from the high T behaviour exhibit a formation of plateaux in connection with the resistance oscillations when analyzed as a function of electron density. We suggest the interplay between a strongly interacting electron phase and the background disorder as a possible explanation for our observation.
|Title:||MAGNETIC FIELD INDUCED INSTABILITIES IN LOCALIZED TWO-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRON SYSTEMS|
|Event:||18th International Conference on High Magnetic Fields in Semiconductor Physics and Nanotechnology|
|Location:||Sao Pedro, BRAZIL|
|Dates:||2008-08-03 - 2008-08-08|
|Keywords:||Two-dimensional electron systems, disorder, localization, electron-electron interactions, magnetic field, MAGNETORESISTANCE|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Electronic and Electrical Engineering|
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