Scattering-Assisted Tunneling: Energy Dependence, Magnetic Field Dependence, and Use as an External Probe of Two-Dimensional Transport
Zide, J. M. O.
Gossard, A. C.
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CitationRussell, Kasey Joe, Federico Capasso, Venkatesh Narayanamurti, H. Lu, J. M. O Zide, and A. C. Gossard. 2010. Scattering-assisted tunneling: energy dependence, magnetic field dependence, and use as an external probe of two-dimensional transport. Physical Review B 82(11): 115322.
AbstractFor more than three decades, research on tunneling through planar barriers has focused principally on processes that conserve momentum parallel to the barrier. Here we investigate transport in which scattering destroys lateral momentum conservation and greatly enhances the tunneling probability. We have measured its energy dependence using capacitance spectroscopy, and we show that for electrons confined in a quantum well, the scattering enhancement can be quenched in an applied magnetic field, enabling this mechanism to function as an external probe of the origin of the quantum Hall effect.
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