Two-dimensional (2D) electrons in an in-plane magnetic field become fully spin polarized above a field Bp, which we can determine from the in-plane magnetoresistance. We perform such measurements in modulation-doped AlAs electron systems, and find that the field Bp increases approximately linearly with 2D electron density. These results imply that the product \g*\m*, where g* is the effective g factor and m* the effective mass, is a constant essentially independent of density. While the deduced \g*\m* is enhanced relative to its band value by a factor of ∼4, we see no indication of its divergence as 2D density approaches zero. These observations are at odds with results obtained in Si, but qualitatively confirm spin-polarization studies of 2D GaAs carriers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Oct 15 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics