Simovič, B. and Ellenberger, C. and Ensslin, Klaus and Tranitz, Hans-Peter and Wegscheider, Werner
Density dependence of microwave induced magnetoresistance oscillations in a two-dimensional electron gas.
Physical Review B 71 (23), p. 233303.
We have measured the magnetoresistance of a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) under continuous microwave irradiation as a function of electron density and mobility tuned with a metallic top-gate. In the entire range of density and mobility we have investigated, we observe microwave induced oscillations of large amplitude that are B-periodic. These B-periodic oscillations are reminiscent of the ones reported by Kukushkin et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 236803 (2004)] and which were attributed to the presence of edge-magneto-plasmons. We have found that the B-periodicity does not increase linearly with the density in our sample but shows a plateau in the range (2.4–3)×1011 cm−2. In this regime, the phase of the B-periodic oscillations is found to shift continuously by two periods.