AlAs two-dimensional electrons in an antidot lattice: Electron pinball with elliptical Fermi contours

O. Gunawan, E. P. De Poortere, Mansour Shayegan

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Abstract

We report ballistic transport measurements in a two-dimensional electron system confined to an AlAs quantum well and patterned with square antidot lattices of period a=0.6, 0.8, 1.0, and 1.5 μm. In this system two in-plane conduction-band valleys with elliptical Fermi contours are occupied. The low-field magnetoresistance traces exhibit peaks corresponding to the commensurability of the cyclotron orbits and the antidot lattice. From the dependence of the position of the peak associated with the smallest commensurate orbit on electron density and a, we deduce the ratio of the longitudinal and transverse effective masses ml mt =5.2±0.4, a fundamental parameter for the anisotropic conduction bands in AlAs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number081304
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume75
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 26 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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