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Composite fermions in periodic and random antidot lattices

Research Area: Nanophotonics Year: 1997
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: Hall magnetoresistance, periodic array, scatterer, 2DEG, electron gas, composite fermions
Authors: Smet, J. H.; Weiss, D.; von Klitzing, K.; Coleridge, P. T.; Wasilewski, Z. W.; Bergmann, R.; Schweizer, H.; Scherer, Axel
Journal: Physical Review B Volume: 56
Number: 7 Pages: 3598-3601
Month: August
Abstract:
The longitudinal and Hall magnetoresistance of random and periodic arrays of artificial scatterers, imposed on a high-mobility two-dimensional electron gas, were investigated in the vicinity of Landau level filling factor ν=1/2. In periodic arrays, commensurability effects between the period of the antidot array and the cyclotron radius of composite fermions are observed. In addition, the Hall resistance shows a deviation from the anticipated linear dependence, reminiscent of quenching around zero magnetic field. Both effects are absent for random antidot lattices. The relative amplitude of the geometric resonances for opposite signs of the effective magnetic field and its dependence on illumination illustrate enhanced soft wall effects for composite fermions.
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