We performed effective mass measurements employing microwave-induced resistance oscillation in a tunable-density GaAs/AlGaAs quantum well. Our main result is a clear observation of an effective mass increase with decreasing density, in general agreement with earlier studies which investigated the density dependence of the effective mass employing Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations. This finding provides further evidence that microwave-induced resistance oscillations are sensitive to electron-electron interactions and offer a convenient and accurate way to obtain the effective mass.
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The work at Minnesota (Purdue) was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, under Award No. ER 46640-SC0002567 (DE-SC0006671).
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