Using High Magnetic Fields to Study the Electronic Properties of Semiconductor Materials and Nanostructures

  • A. PatanèEmail author
  • L. Eaves
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 150)


This chapter examines the physics of electron motion in the presence of a magnetic field, with particular reference to recent applications in which high magnetic fields have been used to elucidate the electronic and quantum properties of some novel semiconductor materials, heterostructures, and nanostructures. We describe how magneto-tunneling spectroscopy can be used to measure the band structure of semiconductors and to investigate and manipulate the energy eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of electrons confined in low-dimensional systems.


Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Quantum Well High Magnetic Field Landau Level Quantum Hall Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyThe University of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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