Thermopower study in a double bend quantum structure

A. V. Chernenko, R. W. Giannetta, D. Dombek, B. Kraczek, E. Ryan, D. Stoker, M. Hannan, A. Kuliev, I. Adesida, M. R. Melloch

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The thermopower and linear conductance of GaAs/AlGaAs double-bend structures are studied in quantizing magnetic fields up to 4 T at temperatures down to 0.4 K. The electrostatically defined structure consists of a square region with two quasi-one dimensional channels connected at opposite corners of the region. The presence of quasi-bound states was expected in the structure in the regime of ballistic transport. Using an electron-heating technique we observed noticeable oscillations of the thermopower as a function of the gate voltage near the pinchoff. We show, however, that they are related to variable-range hopping and resonant tunnelling via localized states inside the barrier. We also found that the Mort formula for thermopower worked well under our experimental conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-151
Number of pages13
JournalPhysics of Low-Dimensional Structures
Volume3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Chernenko, A. V., Giannetta, R. W., Dombek, D., Kraczek, B., Ryan, E., Stoker, D., ... Melloch, M. R. (2002). Thermopower study in a double bend quantum structure. Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures, 3-4, 139-151.

Thermopower study in a double bend quantum structure. / Chernenko, A. V.; Giannetta, R. W.; Dombek, D.; Kraczek, B.; Ryan, E.; Stoker, D.; Hannan, M.; Kuliev, A.; Adesida, I.; Melloch, M. R.

In: Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures, Vol. 3-4, 2002, p. 139-151.

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Chernenko, AV, Giannetta, RW, Dombek, D, Kraczek, B, Ryan, E, Stoker, D, Hannan, M, Kuliev, A, Adesida, I & Melloch, MR 2002, 'Thermopower study in a double bend quantum structure', Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures, vol. 3-4, pp. 139-151.
Chernenko AV, Giannetta RW, Dombek D, Kraczek B, Ryan E, Stoker D et al. Thermopower study in a double bend quantum structure. Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures. 2002;3-4:139-151.
Chernenko, A. V. ; Giannetta, R. W. ; Dombek, D. ; Kraczek, B. ; Ryan, E. ; Stoker, D. ; Hannan, M. ; Kuliev, A. ; Adesida, I. ; Melloch, M. R. / Thermopower study in a double bend quantum structure. In: Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures. 2002 ; Vol. 3-4. pp. 139-151.
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