On the Mechanism of Commensurability Oscillations in Anisotropic Antidot Lattices

Kazuhito Tsukagoshi, Masaru Haraguchi, Sadao Takaoka, Kazuo Murase

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We investigate the transport properties in various antidot lattices. It is found that the fundamental peak on resistivity is determined by the conductivity perpendicular to the current flow direction in the case of smaller diagonal component of conductivity tensor than the off-diagonal one. Moreover, the peaks of conductivity are explained by the runaway trajectory, on which the electrons diffuse along the antidot array like as skipping over the antidots when the cyclotron diameter of electron corresponds to the antidot period, and the conductivity along the antidot period is enhanced. This is the origin of the fundamental peak in the commensurability oscillations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)811-817
Number of pages7
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Ballistic transport
  • Chaos
  • Commensurability oscillations
  • GaAs/AIGaAs heterostructure
  • Magnetoresistance
  • Periodic potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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