Oscillatory and vanishing resistance states in microwave irradiated 2D electron systems

R. R. Du, M. A. Zudov, C. L. Yang, Z. Q. Yuan, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West

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Giant-amplitude oscillations in dc magnetoresistance of a high-mobility two-dimensional electron system can be induced by millimeterwave irradiations, leading to zero-resistance states at the oscillation minima. Following a brief overview of the now well-known phenomenon, this paper reports on aspects of more recent experiments on the subject. These are: new zero-resistance states associated with multi-photon processes; suppression of Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations by high-frequency microwaves; and microwave photoconductivity of a high-mobility two-dimensional hole system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3465-3472
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics B
Issue number27-29
StatePublished - Nov 30 2004

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by NSF, by DARPA, and by A. P. Sloan Foundation.


  • Magnetotransport
  • Microwave
  • Two-dimensional electronic system


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