Ballistic transport in induced one-dimensional hole systems

O. Klochan, W. R. Clarke, R. Danneau, A. P. Micolich, L. H. Ho, A. R. Hamilton, K. Muraki, Y. Hirayama

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The authors have fabricated and studied a ballistic one-dimensional p-type quantum wire using an undoped AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructure. The absence of modulation doping eliminates remote ionized impurity scattering and allows high mobilities to be achieved over a wide range of hole densities and, in particular, at very low densities where carrier-carrier interactions are strongest. The device exhibits clear quantized conductance plateaus with highly stable gate characteristics. These devices provide opportunities for studying spin-orbit coupling and interaction effects in mesoscopic hole systems in the strong interaction regime where rs > 10.

Original languageEnglish
Article number092105
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2006


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