"Fermi Surface and Superconductivity in Low-Density High-Mobility δ-Doped SrTiO3"

M. Kim: C. Bell, Y. Kozuka, M. Kurita, Y. Hikita, and H. Y. Hwang ; Phys. Rev. Lett., 08/30/11.

Additional Authors: C. Bell, Y. Kozuka, M. Kurita, Y. Hikita, and H. Y. Hwang

Abstract:

The electronic structure of low-density n-type SrTiO3 δ-doped heterostructures is investigated by angular dependent Shubnikov–de Haas oscillations. In addition to a controllable crossover from a three- to two-dimensional Fermi surface, clear beating patterns for decreasing dopant layer thicknesses are found. These indicate the lifting of the degeneracy of the conduction band due to subband quantization in the two-dimensional limit. Analysis of the temperature-dependent oscillations shows that similar effective masses are found for all components, associated with the splitting of the light electron pocket. The dimensionality crossover in the superconducting state is found to be distinct from the normal state, resulting in a rich phase diagram as a function of dopant layer thickness.