Effects of motion on exciton magnetic properties

Vladimir P Kochereshko, James J Davies, Lowenna C Smith, Daniel Wolverson, Henri Mariette, Herve Boukari, Maciej Wiater, Grzegorz Karczewski, Tomasz J Wojtowicz

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In this paper we demonstrate that the magnetic moment of the exciton increases due to its motion along the magnetic field, and the diamagnetic shift decreases. These effects were observed for a set of quantum well structures with different well widths and based on a variety of semiconductor compounds. The reason for these effects is mixing of the exciton's center of mass motion and the internal motion of the electron and hole in the exciton.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1173-1177
Number of pages5
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number4
Early online date18 Feb 2011
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011


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