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Quasiclassical behavior of ballistic electrons in a perpendicular magnetic field

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A quantitative study of the influence of a magnetic field on a beam of ballistic electrons in a hot-electron transistor has been undertaken. A field parallel to the direction of electron injection had virtually no effect. A perpendicular field caused the electrons to be collected at lower energies. A B2 dependence of peak collection energy on magnetic field was observed, as one would predict from a semiclassical description, but with an effective mass 2-3 times larger than one would expect. Possible implications are discussed. © 1989 The American Physical Society.

Publication Date


  • 1989

Citation


  • Bending, S., Zhang, C., Klitzing, K. V., Marclay, E., Guéret, P., & Meier, H. P. (1989). Quasiclassical behavior of ballistic electrons in a perpendicular magnetic field. Physical Review B, 39(17), 12981-12984. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.39.12981

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0043120003

Start Page


  • 12981

End Page


  • 12984

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 17

Abstract


  • A quantitative study of the influence of a magnetic field on a beam of ballistic electrons in a hot-electron transistor has been undertaken. A field parallel to the direction of electron injection had virtually no effect. A perpendicular field caused the electrons to be collected at lower energies. A B2 dependence of peak collection energy on magnetic field was observed, as one would predict from a semiclassical description, but with an effective mass 2-3 times larger than one would expect. Possible implications are discussed. © 1989 The American Physical Society.

Publication Date


  • 1989

Citation


  • Bending, S., Zhang, C., Klitzing, K. V., Marclay, E., Guéret, P., & Meier, H. P. (1989). Quasiclassical behavior of ballistic electrons in a perpendicular magnetic field. Physical Review B, 39(17), 12981-12984. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.39.12981

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0043120003

Start Page


  • 12981

End Page


  • 12984

Volume


  • 39

Issue


  • 17