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Equilibrium magnetization measurements of two-dimensional electron systems

Usher, A., Zhu, M., Matthews, A. J., Potts, A., Elliott, Martin, Herrenden-Harker, William, Ritchie, D. A and Simmons, M. Y 2004. Equilibrium magnetization measurements of two-dimensional electron systems. Physica E: Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures 22 (1-3) , pp. 741-744. 10.1016/j.physe.2003.12.113

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The thermodynamic equilibrium magnetization of two-dimensional electron systems, embedded in GaAs-(Al,Ga)As heterojunctions, has been measured in the temperature range View the MathML source to View the MathML source in experiments using a highly sensitive torque magnetometer. Clear de-Haas–van-Alphen oscillations are observed for Landau-level filling factors between 3 and 52. Theoretical fits to the data show that the Landau levels are close to the idealized δ-function density of states, with a residual broadening of View the MathML source or less. A field- and energy-independent background density of states is invoked as a possible explanation of the shape of the oscillations. In one of the samples studied there is a ∼60% increase in Landau-level broadening, despite an increase in transport mobility of about the same percentage, on illumination. Analysis of the de-Haas–van-Alphen oscillations at small odd-integer filling factors reveals a g-factor exchange enhanced by up to 14.5 times.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Magnetization; Two-dimensional electron system; Quantum Hall effect
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1386-9477
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 14:16

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