TY - JOUR

T1 - Suppression of chaotic dynamics and localization of two-dimensional electrons by a weak magnetic field

AU - Fogler, M.

AU - Dobin, A. Yu

AU - Perel, V.

AU - Shklovskii, Boris I

PY - 1997

Y1 - 1997

N2 - We study a two-dimensional motion of a charged particle in a weak random potential and a perpendicular magnetic field. The correlation length of the potential is assumed to be much larger than the de Broglie wavelength. Under such conditions, the motion on not too large length scales is described by classical equations of motion. We show that the phase-space averaged diffusion coefficient is given by the Drude-Lorentz formula only at magnetic fields (Formula presented) smaller than certain value (Formula presented) At larger fields, the chaotic motion is suppressed and the diffusion coefficient becomes exponentially small. In addition, we calculate the quantum-mechanical localization length as a function of (Formula presented) at the minima of (Formula presented) At (Formula presented) it is exponentially large but decreases with increasing (Formula presented). At (Formula presented) this decrease becomes very rapid and the localization length ceases to be exponentially large at a field (Formula presented) which is only slightly larger than (Formula presented) Implications for the crossover from the Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations to the quantum Hall effect are discussed.

AB - We study a two-dimensional motion of a charged particle in a weak random potential and a perpendicular magnetic field. The correlation length of the potential is assumed to be much larger than the de Broglie wavelength. Under such conditions, the motion on not too large length scales is described by classical equations of motion. We show that the phase-space averaged diffusion coefficient is given by the Drude-Lorentz formula only at magnetic fields (Formula presented) smaller than certain value (Formula presented) At larger fields, the chaotic motion is suppressed and the diffusion coefficient becomes exponentially small. In addition, we calculate the quantum-mechanical localization length as a function of (Formula presented) at the minima of (Formula presented) At (Formula presented) it is exponentially large but decreases with increasing (Formula presented). At (Formula presented) this decrease becomes very rapid and the localization length ceases to be exponentially large at a field (Formula presented) which is only slightly larger than (Formula presented) Implications for the crossover from the Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations to the quantum Hall effect are discussed.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevB.56.6823

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevB.56.6823

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0000764030

VL - 56

SP - 6823

EP - 6838

JO - Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

JF - Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

SN - 1098-0121

IS - 11

ER -