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Quantum Transport In In0.75Ga0.25As Quantum Wires, P. J. Simmonds, F. Sfigakis, H. E. Beere, D. A. Ritchie, M. Pepper, D. Anderson, G. A.C. Jones Apr 2008

Quantum Transport In In0.75Ga0.25As Quantum Wires, P. J. Simmonds, F. Sfigakis, H. E. Beere, D. A. Ritchie, M. Pepper, D. Anderson, G. A.C. Jones

Paul J. Simmonds

In addition to quantized conductance plateaus at integer multiples of 2e2/h, the differential conductance G=dI/dV shows plateaus at 0.25(2e2/h) and 0.75(2e2/h) under applied source-drain bias in In0.75Ga0.25As quantum wires defined by insulated split gates. This observation is consistent with a spin-gap model for the 0.7 structure. Using a tilted magnetic field to induce Landau level crossings, the g factor was measured to be ~9 by the coincidence method. This material, with a mobility of 1.8×105 ...


Morphologies And Kinetics Of A Dewetting Ultrathin Solid Film, Mikhail Khenner Dec 2007

Morphologies And Kinetics Of A Dewetting Ultrathin Solid Film, Mikhail Khenner

Mikhail Khenner

The surface evolution model based on geometric partial differential equation is used to numerically study the kinetics of dewetting and dynamic morphologies for the localized pinhole defect in the surface of the ultrathin solid film with the strongly anisotropic surface energy. Depending on parameters such as the initial depth and width of the pinole, the strength of the attractive substrate potential and the strength of the surface energy anisotropy, the pinhole may either extend to the substrate and thus rupture the film, or evolve to the quasiequilibrium shape while the rest of the film surface undergoes phase separation into a ...


Enhanced Stability Of A Dewetting Thin Liquid Film In A Single-Frequency Vibration Field, Sergey Shklyaev, Mikhail Khenner, Alexei Alabuzhev Dec 2007

Enhanced Stability Of A Dewetting Thin Liquid Film In A Single-Frequency Vibration Field, Sergey Shklyaev, Mikhail Khenner, Alexei Alabuzhev

Mikhail Khenner

Dynamics of a thin dewetting liquid film on a vertically oscillating substrate is considered. We assume moderate vibration frequency and large (compared to the mean film thickness) vibration amplitude. Using the lubrication approximation and the averaging method, we formulate the coupled sets of equations governing the pulsatile and the averaged fluid flows in the film, and then derive the nonlinear amplitude equation for the averaged film thickness. We show that there exists a window in the frequency-amplitude domain where the parametric and shear-flow instabilities of the pulsatile flow do not emerge. As a consequence, in this window the averaged description ...