Local signatures of electron-electron scattering in an electronic cavity

Carolin Gold, Beat A. Bräm, Richard Steinacher, Tobias Krähenmann, Andrea Hofmann, Christian Reichl, Werner Wegscheider, Mansour Shayegan, Klaus Ensslin, Thomas Ihn

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We image equilibrium and nonequilibrium transport through a two-dimensional electronic cavity using scanning gate microscopy. Injecting electrons into the cavity through a quantum point contact close to equilibrium, we raster scan a weakly invasive tip above the cavity region and measure the modulated conductance through the cavity. Varying the electron injection energy between ±2meV, we observe that conductance minima turn into maxima beyond an energy threshold of ±0.6meV. This observation bears similarity to previous measurements by Jura [Phys. Rev. B 82, 155328 (2010)PRBMDO1098-012110.1103/PhysRevB.82.155328], who used a strongly invasive tip potential to study electron injection into an open two-dimensional electron gas. This resemblance suggests a similar microscopic origin based on electron-electron interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013287
JournalPhysical Review Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 29 2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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