Effect Of an In-Plane Magnetic Field on Microwave-Assisted Magnetotransport in a Two-Dimensional Electron System Articles uri icon

publication date

  • November 2008

start page

  • 193310


  • 19


  • 78

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1098-0121

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-235X


  • In this work we present a theoretical approach to study the effect of an in-plane (parallel) magnetic field on the microwave-assisted transport properties of a two-dimensional electron system. Previous experimental evidences show that microwave-induced resistance oscillations and zero resistance states are differently affected depending on the experimental setup: two magnetic fields (two-axis magnet) or one tilted magnetic field. In the first case, experiments report a clear quenching of resistance oscillations and zero resistance states. In a tilted field, one obtains oscillations displacement and quenching but the latter is unbalanced and less intense. In our theoretical proposal we explain these results in terms of the microwave-driven harmonic motion performed by the electronic orbits and how this motion is increasingly damped by the in-plane field.