Theoretical model for negative giant magnetoresistance in ultrahigh-mobility 2D electron systems Articles uri icon

published in

  • EPL  Journal

publication date

  • May 2014


  • 4 (47005)


  • 106

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0295-5075

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1286-4854


  • We report on theoretical studies of the recently discovered negative giant magnetoresistance in ultraclean two-dimensional electron systems at low temperatures. We adapt a transport model to a ultraclean scenario and calculate the elastic scattering rate (electron-charged impurity) in a regime where the Landau level width is much smaller than the cyclotron energy. We obtain that for low magnetic fields the scattering rate and, as a consequence, the longitudinal magnetoresistance dramatically drop because of the small density of states between Landau levels. We also study the dependence of this striking effect on temperature and an in-plane magnetic field. Copyright (C) EPLA, 2014


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