Weiss oscillations in surface-acoustic-wave propagation

Y. Levinson, O. Entin-Wohlman

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The interaction of a surface acoustic wave (SAW) with a two-dimensional electron gas in a periodic potential and subject to a homogeneous magnetic field is considered. We calculate the attenuation of the SAW and its velocity change and show that these quantities exhibit magneto-oscillations induced by commensurability of the cyclotron radius of the electrons with the potential modulation wavelength. Our calculations show that the observation of the effect is within experimental feasibility.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7113-7119
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1998


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