Dissipationless 2D electronic transport effect induced by microwaves

R. R. Du, M. A. Zudov, C. L. Yang, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West

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We present a summary of the experimental findings for a new dissipationless transport effect in high-mobility two-dimensional electron systems exposed to crossed millimeter wave and weak magnetic fields. These systems display zero-resistance states (ZRS) in Hall samples and zero-conductance states (ZCS) in Corbino geometry, when the electron mobility is sufficiently high. Samples of lower mobility show pronounced resistance oscillations which are periodic in 1/B. We survey the development from oscillatory resistance to ZRS as mobility is increased. Experimental data on temperature and microwave power dependence, as well as I-V characteristics in this effect, are presented. These results should help in distinguishing between competing theoretical models of the phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-12
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on ELectronic Propreties - Nara, Japan
Duration: Jul 14 2003Jul 18 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


  • Magnetotransport
  • Microwave
  • Two-dimensional electronic system


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