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Title: Magneto-transport of an electron bilayer system in an undoped Si/SiGe double-quantum-well heterostructure

We report the design, the fabrication, and the magneto-transport study of an electron bilayer system embedded in an undoped Si/SiGe double-quantum-well heterostructure. Additionally, the combined Hall densities (n Hall ) ranging from 2.6 × 10 10 cm -2 to 2.7 × 10 11 cm -2 were achieved, yielding a maximal combined Hall mobility (μ Hall ) of 7.7 × 10 5 cm 2/(V • s) at the highest density. Simultaneous electron population of both quantum wells is clearly observed through a Hall mobility drop as the Hall density is increased to n Hall > 3.3 × 10 10 cm -2, consistent with Schrödinger-Poisson simulations. Furthermore, the integer and fractional quantum Hall effects are observed in the device, and single-layer behavior is observed when both layers have comparable densities, either due to spontaneous interlayer coherence or to the symmetric-antisymmetric gap.
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. National Taiwan Univ., Taipei (Taiwan); National Nano Device Lab., Hsinchu (Taiwan)
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Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951; 579779
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Physics Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: 14; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6951
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
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