Magneto resistance oscillations in a modulated 2DEG periodic in the ratio h/e to flux per unit cell
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Engineering sciences. Technology
Physica. E: Low-dimensional systems and nanostructures. - Amsterdam
15th International Conference on Electronic Properties of, Two-Dimensional Systems (EP2DS-15), JUL 14-18, 2003, Nara, JAPAN
, p. 389-393
University of Antwerp
Transport properties of the 2DEG are studied in the presence of a normal magnetic field B and of a weak, two-dimensional periodic potential modulation. A tight-binding treatment has shown that each Landau level splits into several subbands with exponentially small gaps between them. Assuming the latter are closed due to disorder gives analytical wave functions and simplifies the evaluation of the magnetoresistance tensor p(muv) The relative phase of the oscillations in p(xx) and p(yy) depends on the modulation strengths and periods. For short periods less than or equal to 100 nm, in addition to the Weiss oscillations, the collisional contribution to the conductivity and the corresponding resistivity contribution show prominent peaks when one flux quantum h/e passes through an integral number of unit cells in good agreement with experiments. For periods 300-400 nm long used in early experiments, these peaks occur at fields 10-25 times smaller than those of the Weiss oscillations and are not resolved. (C) 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.