Hot carrier scaling of localization in a quantum dot array

L. H. Lin, N. Aoki, K. Nakao, A. Andresen, C. Prasad, F. Ge, J. P. Bird, D. K. Ferry, Y. Ochiai, K. Ishibashi, Y. Aoyagi, T. Sugano

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The nonlinear conductivity of an array of quantum dots, formed by split-gates on a GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure, is studied. Previously, this array was shown to exhibit a gate bias-induced localization behavior at low temperatures, similar to the insulating state found in 2D systems. Here, we study the effect of source-drain bias potential on the heating of the electron system in the dots. We find that the scaling of conductance with this bias voltage can be described by an equation similar to that for temperature. In addition, we determine the effective temperature and energy-relaxation time. This relaxation time appears to decay as T-3/2 at higher temperatures, but shows a saturation at low temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-52
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 11th International Conference on Nonequilibrium Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductors (HCIS-11) - Kyoto, Jpn
Duration: Jul 19 1999Jul 23 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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