Electric field-induced quasi-elastic inter-landau level scattering in the space-charge-limited magnetoconductivity of n+n-n+ InP structures

  • Payling C
  • Guimaraes P
  • Eaves L
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Abstract

Magnetophonon resonance and quasi-elastic inter-Landau level scattering (QUILLS) are investigated in the transverse magnetoconductivity, σxx, of short (1 μm) n+n-n+InP structures under conditions of space-charge-limited conduction. The damping of the magnetophonon resonance amplitudes at large E is also investigated. The electric field dependence of the QUILLS process in InP is in excellent agreement with a model that we have previously proposed to describe the process in n+nn+GaAs layers. The observed form of the space-charge-limited current-voltage characteristics (I ∝ V2) is discussed in terms of the behaviour of electrons in short, lightly doped semiconductor layers under the influence of large, mutually perpendicular electric and magnetic fields. © 1986.

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Authors

  • C. A. Payling

  • P. S S Guimaraes

  • L. Eaves

  • B. R. Snell

  • J. C. Portal

  • M. A. di Forte-Poisson

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