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Pinning Mode Resonances of 2D Electron Stripe Phases in High Landau Levels

Han Zhu (朱涵)

Physics Department, Princeton University

National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Florida State University

G. Sambandamurthy, NHMFL/FSU&Princeton EE, now SUNY buffalo

Pei-Hsun Jiang, NHMFL/FSU&Princeton EE

R. M. Lewis, NHMFL/FSU, now U Maryland

Yong Chen Princeton EE&NHMFL/FSU, now Purdue

L. EngelNHMFL/FSU

D. C. Tsui, Princeton EE

L. N. Pfeiffer and K. W. WestBell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent

AlxGa1-xAs

2D electron systems

GaAs 10~50 nm

AlxGa1-xAs

Electron mobility

(cm2/Vs)

-2007 45 m

-2005 30 m

-Late 90’s, 10 m

-80’-90’, 1 m

-1980, 100 k

- Fractional Quantum
- Hall Effect of Composite Fermions

- Stripes, Bubbles, etc.

- Non-Abelian states

- Fractional Quantum
- Hall Effect

- Integer Quantum
- Hall Effect

CDW in Quantum Hall systems

Landau Level filling ν> 4

easy

IQHE-Wigner

Crsytal

hard

R_yy

4

9/2

R_xx

Fogler et al. ’96,

R. Moessner, and J. T. Chalker, 96’

Lilly et al, ’99 ...

Different viewpoints on the stripe phase

nematic

Stripe crystal

smectic

Also, elliptical Fermi surface...

Oganesyan, Kivelson, Fradkin’01

A review available by Fogler in cond-mat . . .

Wigner crystal: Pinning modes

B

In high B, at low filling factors,

electrons form a Wigner crystal

fpk is a measure of average pinning energy per electron; pinning energy lowers overall energy

Outline

- Microwave/rf measuring technique
- Stripephase: anisotropic pinning mode
- Stripephase in In-plane field:

Turns resonances on and off

Interpretation: pinning energy measured by resonance frequency

n = 2.61011 cm-2

μ= 2.9107 cm2/Vs

T ~ 35 mK

[110],“x”, “hard” [110], “y”, “easy”

bubble

Spectra

4<ν<5

stripe

bubble

Predicted ν range:

Shibata&

Yoshioka, PRL ’01

ν =9/2 in BipDC transport:

y, [110]

Lilly et al., PRL, 1999

x, [110]

R_yy

DC experiments:

Pan et al., PRL, ‘99 & PRL,

‘00; Lilly et al., PRL, ’99;

Zhu et al., PRL, ‘02;

Cooper et al., PRL, ‘04 etc.

and more...

Bip

R_xx

- (Finite thickness) Bip - induced anisotropy energy
- CDW picture
- Finite layer thickness
- Favors stripe Bip
- Jungwirth et al. PRB 99’; Stanescu et al. PRL 00’.

Bip

Sample

Flexible transmission line

Coax cable

Rotator Probe for Microwave/Rf spectroscopy

Bip=0 stripes

Four cases:

y, [110]

_xxor _yy

Bip || x or y

x, [110]

Bip=0 stripes

y, [110]

x, [11̅0]

Bip along y

Bip

Resonance switches from xx to yy around Bip=1 T

Bip brings up fpk of resonance in xx

What can be determining the stripe orientation

- Native Anisotropy
- not understood, weak, sample dependent
- Finite thickness Bip - induced anisotropy energy
- Calculated from CDW, finite layer thickness,
- Favors stripe Bip

Jungwirth et al. PRB 99’; Stanescu et al. PRL 00’

- Measured by us: Pinning energy anisotropy
- Disorder-carrier interaction,
- Bip dependent: increases with Bip
- Favors stripe | | Bip

K B Cooper et al..

Solid State Comm 119 89 (2001)

30 nm QW, 2.7 1011/cm2

Pinning energy is relevant to determining stripe orientation!

Bip along x

Summary

yy

- Stripe phase resonance
- Hard direction 100 MHz,

pinning mode interpretation

- Apply Bip:
- switches resonance direction
- fpk increase with Bip
- measure of pinning energy

xx

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