Phase study of oscillatory resistances in microwave-irradiated- and dark-GaAs/AlGaAs devices: Indications of an unfamiliar class of the integral quantum Hall effect
Mani, R. G.
Johnson, W. B.
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CitationMani, R. G., W. B. Johnson, V. Umansky, V. Narayanamurti, and K. Ploog. 2009. “Phase Study of Oscillatory Resistances in Microwave-Irradiated- and Dark-GaAs/AlGaAs Devices: Indications of an Unfamiliar Class of the Integral Quantum Hall Effect.” Physical Review B 79 (20). https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevb.79.205320.
AbstractWe report the experimental results from a dark study and a photoexcited study of the high-mobility GaAs/AlGaAs system at large filling factors, nu. At large nu, the dark study indicates several distinct phase relations ("type 1," "type 2," and "type 3") between the oscillatory diagonal and Hall resistances, as the canonical integral quantum Hall effect (IQHE) is manifested in the type 1 case of approximately orthogonal diagonal and Hall resistance oscillations. Surprisingly, the investigation indicates quantum Hall plateaus also in the type 3 case characterized by approximately "antiphase" Hall and diagonal resistance oscillations, suggesting an unfamiliar and distinct class of IQHE. Transport studies under microwave photoexcitation exhibit radiation-induced magnetoresistance oscillations in both the diagonal, R(xx), and off-diagonal, R(xy), resistances. Further, when the radiation-induced magnetoresistance oscillations extend into the quantum Hall regime, there occurs a radiation-induced nonmonotonic variation in the amplitude of Shubnikov-de Haas (SdH) oscillations in R(xx) vs B, and a nonmonotonic variation in the width of the quantum Hall plateaus in R(xy). The latter effect leads into the vanishing of IQHE at the minima of the radiation-induced R(xx) oscillations with increased photoexcitation. We reason that the mechanism which is responsible for producing the nonmonotonic variation in the amplitude of SdH oscillations in R(xx) under photoexcitation is also responsible for eliminating, under photoexcitation, the type 3 associated IQHE in the high-mobility specimen.
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