Magnetotransport in a two-dimensional electron system in dc electric fields

W. Zhang, H. S. Chiang, M. A. Zudov, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West

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Abstract

We report on nonequilibrium transport measurements in a high-mobility two-dimensional electron system subject to weak magnetic field and dc excitation. Detailed study of dc-induced magneto-oscillations, first observed by Yang, reveals a resonant condition that is qualitatively different from that reported earlier. In addition, we observe dramatic reduction of resistance induced by a weak dc field in the regime of separated Landau levels. These results demonstrate similarity of transport phenomena in dc-driven and microwave-driven systems and have important implications for ongoing experimental search for predicted quenching of microwave-induced zero-resistance states by a dc current.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number041304
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume75
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

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