Coulomb drag experiments in low density 2D hole bilayers

R. Pillarisetty, H. Noh, E. Tutuc, E. P. De Poortere, D. C. Tsui, M. Shayegan

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We performed experiments studying the Coulomb drag in low density 2D hole bilayers, with rs ranging from roughly 10 to 20. As the carrier density is lowered into the dilute regime, we observe a significant enhancement of the drag resistivity, such that the interlayer carrier-carrier scattering rate constitutes a major component of the single layer resistivity. In addition, anomalies to the expected temperature and in-plane magnetic field dependences are observed, and are found to correlate with similar anomalies in the single layer resistivity. These results suggests that the origin of the 2D metal-insulator transition phenomena affects both transport properties in a very similar fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-68
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Aug 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


  • Double layer systems
  • Drag
  • Two-dimensional holes


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