By using scanning tunnelling spectroscopy, we study the influence of potential disorder on an adsorbate-induced two-dimensional electron system in the integer quantum Hall regime. The real-space imaged local density of states exhibits transition from localized drift states encircling the potential minima to another type of localized drift states encircling the potential maxima. While the former states show regular round shapes, the latter have irregular-shaped patterns. This difference is induced by different sources for the potential minima and maxima, i.e., substrate donors and an inhomogeneous distribution of the adsorbates, respectively.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||19th International Conference on the Application of High Magnetic Fields in Semiconductor Physics and Nanotechnology, HMF-19 - Fukuoka, Japan|
Duration: 2010 Aug 1 → 2010 Aug 6