Two-dimensional electrons in a magnetic superlattice

HA Carmona, Alain Nogaret, A.K. Geim, pc main, TJ Foster, M Henini, sp beaumont, H McLelland, MG 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 pages4
JournalSolid State Electronics
Publication statusPublished - 1996


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