Hall field-induced resistance oscillations in MgZnO/ZnO heterostructures

Q. Shi, M. A. Zudov, J. Falson, Y. Kozuka, A. Tsukazaki, M. Kawasaki, K. Von Klitzing, J. Smet

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We report on nonlinear magnetotransport in a two-dimensional electron gas hosted in a MgZnO/ZnO heterostructure. Upon application of a direct current, we observe pronounced Hall field-induced resistance oscillations (HIRO), which are well known from experiments on high-mobility GaAs/AlGaAs quantum wells. The unique sensitivity of HIRO to the short-range component of the disorder potential allows us to unambiguously establish that the mobility of our MgZnO/ZnO heterostructure is limited by impurities residing within or near the two-dimensional (2D) channel. This demonstration that HIRO can be realized in a system with a much lower mobility, much higher density, and much larger effective mass than in previously studied systems highlights the remarkable universality of the phenomenon and its great promise for use in studies of a wide variety of emerging 2D materials.

Original languageEnglish
Article number041411
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 30


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