Magnetic field suppression of the conducting state in two dimensions

S. V. Kravchenko, D. Simonian, M. P. Sarachik, A. D. Kent, V. M. Pudalov

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    The anomalous conducting phase that has been shown to exist in zero magnetic field in dilute two-dimensional electron systems in silicon is driven into a strongly insulating state by a magnetic field of about 2 T applied at any angle to the 2D plane. Once the conducting phase is quenched, the behavior of this system in a magnetic field is similar to that of disordered GaAs/A1GaAs heterostructures. Our results demonstrate that the suppression of the conducting phase is related only to the electrons' spin.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)582-586
    Number of pages5
    JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
    StatePublished - Dec 2 1998



    • Conducting state
    • Magnetic field suppression
    • Two-dimensional electron system

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kravchenko, S. V., Simonian, D., Sarachik, M. P., Kent, A. D., & Pudalov, V. M. (1998). Magnetic field suppression of the conducting state in two dimensions. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 256-258, 582-586.