標題: Landau level structures and semimetal-semiconductor transition in strained InAs/GaSb quantum wells
作者: Zakharova, A
Yen, ST
Chao, KA
電子工程學系及電子研究所
Department of Electronics Engineering and Institute of Electronics
公開日期: 1-Mar-2004
摘要: Using Burt's envelope function theory and the scattering matrix method, we investigate the hybridized electron-hole Landau levels in strained InAs/GaSb quantum wells sandwiched between wide-gap AlSb barrier layers under electric and a quantizing magnetic fields applied perpendicular to interfaces. At zero magnetic field, in the structures studied here, the lowest electron level in the InAs layer lies below the highest heavy-hole level in the GaSb layer. With increasing magnetic field, the electron levels move up and the heavy-hole levels move down, producing anticrossings and gaps in the Landau level structures. We have found that the Landau level structures depend strongly on the lattice-mismatched strain and the applied voltage. As a result, in the region before anticrossings, the g factor of the lowest electron Landau level has a larger value for the quantum well structure grown on GaSb than that for the structure grown on InAs, while in the region after anticrossings the situation reverses for the g factor. Under low magnetic field, the difference between the electron g factors for the structures grown on different substrates is found to be as large as 10 for zero bias and decreases significantly with increasing bias. When all electron levels become higher than hole levels at high magnetic fields, the semimetal-semiconductor transition occurs. The critical magnetic field B-c for the phase transition in structures grown on InAs is found to be lower than that in structures grown on GaSb. It is also obtained that a positive voltage biased across the InAs/GaSb well essentially decreases B-c. Therefore, for a fixed magnetic field, the semimetal-semiconductor transition can be controlled by a bias.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.69.115319
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/26968
ISSN: 2469-9950
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.69.115319
期刊: PHYSICAL REVIEW B
Volume: 69
Issue: 11
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