"Quantum longitudinal and Hall transport at the LaAlO3 /SrTiO3 interface at low electron densities"

Yanwu Xie: Christopher Bell, Minu Kim, Hisashi Inoue, Yasuyuki Hikita, Harold Y. Hwang; Elsevier, 08/19/14.

Additional Authors: Christopher Bell, Minu Kim, Hisashi Inoue, Yasuyuki Hikita, Harold Y. Hwang

Abstract:

We examined the magneto-transport behavior of electrons confined at the conducting LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface in the low sheet carrier density regime. We observed well-resolved Shubnikov-de Haas quantum oscillations in the longitudinal resistance, and plateau-like structures in the Hall conductivity. The Landau indices of the plateaus in the Hall conductivity data show spacing close to 4, in units of the quantum of conductance. These experimental features can be explained by a magnetic breakdown transition, which quantitatively explains the area, structure, and degeneracy of the measured Fermi surface.