Commensurability oscillations by runaway and pinned electrons

K. Tsukagoshi, T. Nagao, M. Haraguchi, S. Takaoka, K. Murase, K. Gamo

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We report on an investigation of commensurability oscillations in antidot square-lattices, and show that the commensurate peaks in resistivity ρxx derive from two kinds of el ectron: runaway and quasi pinned electrons. The runaway electrons, which skip away along the antidot arrays, increase the value of conductivity σxx; and the quasi pinned electrons, which orbit some antidots for a long time, decrease the value of σxx. Therefore, by competition between the two different types of electron, the conductivity σxx is determined. The conductivity σyx in the antidot lattice always hasdips at the peaks in ρxx. Asa result, by combining the of values of σxx and σyx, the resistivity is determined through the orthodox relation of ρxx = σxx/(σxx2 + σyx2).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-497
Number of pages5
JournalSuperlattices and Microstructures
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • GaAs/AlGaAs
  • Magnetoresistivity
  • Periodic potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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