Magnetotunneling in a two-dimensional electron-hole system near equilibrium



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González Herrera, Elvira María and Lin, Y. and Mendez, E. E. (2001) Magnetotunneling in a two-dimensional electron-hole system near equilibrium. Physical review B, 63 (3). ISSN 1098-0121

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We have measured the zero-bias differential tunneling conductance of InAs/AlSb/GaSb/AlSb/InAs heterostructures at law temperatures (1.7 K<T<60 K) and under a magnetic field at various angles with the heterostructure's interfaces. Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations in the magnetoconductance reveal the two- dimensional (2D) character of the electrons accumulated at the InAs interfaces and yield their number in each of them. The temperature dependence of the oscillations suggests the formation of a field-induced energy gap at the Fermi level, similar to that observed before in simpler 2D-2D tunneling systems. A calculation of the magnetoconductance that considers different 2D densities in the two InAs electrodes agrees with the main observations, but fails to explain features that might be related to the presence of 2D holes in the GaSb region.

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©2000 The American Physical Society.
We thank Dr. A. Sacedon for her participation in the early stages of this work, Dr. W. I. Wang for contributing the heterostructures used in it, and Dr. Aleiner for useful discussions. The support of the US Army Research Office and of NATO (E.M.G.) have made this work possible.

Uncontrolled Keywords:High magnetic-fields; Interband; Heterostructures; Barrier; Diodes; Gases
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
Sciences > Physics > Solid state physics
ID Code:43900
Deposited On:20 Jul 2017 17:10
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