Low Temperature Physics: 39, 43 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4775751 (7 pages)
Temperature dependence of quantum lifetime in n-InGaAs/GaAs structures with double stronglycoupled quantum wells
Yu.G. Arapov1, S.V. Gudina1, V.N. Neverov1, S.M. Podgornykh1,2, and M.V. Yakunin1,2
1Institute of Metal Physics , S. Kovalevskoyi st. 18, Ekaterinburg 620990, Russia
2Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B.N.Yeltsin, Mira st. 19, Ekaterinburg 620002, Russia
Received Octouber 10, 2012
Longitudinal ρxx(B) and Hall ρxy(B) magnetoresistances have been investigated experimentally as a function of the in-plane and transverse magnetic fields in a n-InGaAs/GaAs structures with strongly-coupled double quantum wells in the temperature range T = 1.8–70 K and magnetic fields B = 0–9,0 T. The experimental data on temperature dependence of quantum lifetime in diffusive (kBT/τtr << 1) and ballistic (kBT/τtr >> 1) regimes are considered. It is found that for the ballistic regime temperatures, kBT/EF < 0.1, the observed quadratic temperature dependence of quantum lifetime is determined by inelastic electronelectron scattering. However, in the whole temperature range the temperature dependence of quantum lifetime is not described quantitatively by the existing theories.
PACS: 73.21.Fg Quantum wells;
Key words: quantum lifetime, quasi-two-dimensional electron gas, inelastic electron-electron scattering, diffusive and ballistic regimes, resonance tunneling.