Microwave conductivity resonance of two-dimensional hole system

C. C. Li, L. W. Engel, D. Shahar, D. C. Tsui, M. Shayegan

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We have measured microwave conductivity, Re(σxx), of a high quality two-dimensional hole system (2DHS) in the high magnetic field (B) insulating phase for frequency (f) between 0.2 and 9 GHz. For V < 0.3, Re(σxx) vs f shows a well-defined peak at frequency fpk. As B is increased, the maximal Re(σxx) increases. The resonance Q (fpk divided by full line width at half maximum) increases linearly with B. fpk vs B increases, but is nearly flat, at 1.25 GHz, for B≥10T. Oscillator strength, S, measured by integrating the spectrum, is likewise flat for B≥10T. The simultaneously B-independent S and fpk are inconsistent with the conventional (Fukuyama-Lee) interpretation of the resonance as a Wigner crystal pinning mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1353-1356
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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