The Magnetopiezoresistance (MRP) of a micromechanical InAs/AlGaSb conductive cantilever at liquid helium temperatures were studied. The MRP curve showed aperiodic but reproducible oscillation, which were similar to the differential magnetoresistance curve obtained for the same devices. The study suggests that the quantum interference effects that cause the conductance fluctuations in the magnetoresistance were responsible for the behavior of the magnetopiezoresistance. It was also suggested that that the large change in the Piezoresistance (PR) were induced by the quantum interference in the Quasi-one-dimensional (QID) channels in the cantilever supports.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)