Two-dimensional electrons in a magnetic superlattice

H. A. Carmona, A. Nogaret, A. K. Geim, P. C. Main, T. J. Foster, M. Henini, S. P. Beaumont, H. McLelland, M. G. Blamire

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    We report on the motion of two-dimensional electrons in a magnetic field which is periodic on the scale of a few hundred nanometres. Such a system exhibits novel magnetoresistance oscillations that we unambiguously identify as due to a commensurability effect between the period of the magnetic field and the diameter of the cyclotron orbit. We find that a semiclassical picture of electron motion can quantitatively describe all of the observed experimental features. We also propose methods of optimizing the effects of the magnetic modulation in hybrid semiconductor-superconductor devices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)217-220
    Number of pages3
    JournalSolid State Electronics
    Issue number1-8
    Publication statusPublished - 1996


    • magnetoresistance oscillations
    • gas
    • field


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