Two-dimensional Wigner crystal in anisotropic semiconductors

Xin Wan, R. N. Bhatt

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We investigate the effect of mass anisotropy on the Wigner crystallization transition in a two-dimensional (2D) electron gas. The static and dynamical properties of a 2D Wigner crystal have been calculated for arbitrary 2D Bravais lattices in the presence of anisotropic mass, as may be obtainable in Si metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors with (110) surface, as well as the newly discovered organic semiconductor systems. By studying the stability of all possible lattices, we find significant changes in the crystal structure and melting density of the electron lattice with the lowest ground state energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number233209
Pages (from-to)2332091-2332094
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 15 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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