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High frequency conductivity of the high-mobility two-dimensional electron gas

Burke, P. J. and Spielman, I. B. and Eisenstein, J. P. and Pfeiffer, L. N. and West, K. W. (2000) High frequency conductivity of the high-mobility two-dimensional electron gas. Applied Physics Letters, 76 (6). pp. 745-747. ISSN 0003-6951. doi:10.1063/1.125881.

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We measure the real and imaginary conductivity sigma(k = 0,omega) of a high-mobility two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) system at frequencies below and above the momentum scattering rate. The imaginary part of the 2DEG impedance is observed to be inductive, consistent with the Drude model. Using this kinetic inductance, we construct a transmission line by capacitively coupling the 2DEG to an Al Schottky barrier gate separated by 5000 Å from the 2DEG. The measured wave velocity and temperature-dependent damping of this transmission line are in good agreement with a simple Drude model. Exciting these modes is equivalent to exciting a 2D plasma mode strongly modified by the interaction between the 2DEG and the gate.

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Additional Information:©2000 American Institute of Physics. (Received 4 June 1999; accepted 10 December 1999) The authors thank M. Roukes for loaning them the network analyzer necessary for these measurements and S. J. Allen, S. Das Sarma, A. Pinzcuk, and J. Zmuidzinas for useful discussions. One of the authors (P.J.B.) was supported in part by the Sherman Fairchild Foundation.
Subject Keywords:two-dimensional electron gas; aluminium; Schottky barriers; high-frequency effects
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