Magnetophonon Resonance Condition in Quasi One- and Two-Dimensional Electron Systems

  • Peter Warmenbol
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 206)


Measurements of the magneto-resistance in polar semiconductors at sufficiently high temperature (T > 100K) show oscillations at magnetic fields for which Nω c = ω LO , N = 1, 2, 3,... with ω c = eB/m* the cyclotron resonance frequency and ω LO the LO-phonon frequency. These oscillations in the magneto-resistance ρ xx (and in the derivative to the magnetic field) are referred1 to as magneto-phonon resonances (MPR). This resonance also appears in the magnetic field dependence of e.g. thermopower and warm electron coefficient. The magnetophonon effect is a powerful spectroscopic tool.


Landau Level Cyclotron Frequency Momentum Balance Equation Energy Relaxation Rate Phonon Occupation Number 
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  • Peter Warmenbol
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  1. 1.Alcatel-Bell Advanced ResearchAntwerpenBelgium

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