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Balanov A. G., Koronovskii A. A., Selskii A. O., Hramov A. E. Temperature effect on drift velocity of electrons in superlattice in electric and tilted magnetic fields. Izvestiya VUZ. Applied Nonlinear Dynamics, 2010, vol. 18, iss. 3, pp. 128-139. DOI: 10.18500/0869-6632-2010-18-3-128-139

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Temperature effect on drift velocity of electrons in superlattice in electric and tilted magnetic fields

Balanov Aleksandr Gennadevich, Loughborough University
Koronovskii Aleksei Aleksandrovich, Saratov State University
Selskii Anton Olegovich, Saratov State University
Hramov Aleksandr Evgenevich, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

The work studies the effects of temperature on drift velocity of the electrons in semiconductor superlattices in electric and tilted magnetic fields. It is shown that a thermal distribution of the electrons can counter-intuitively enhance the phenomena related to resonances between the Bloch and the cyclotron frequencies of electron motion in superlattices. In particular, the increase of temperature leads to more prominent resonant maxima in the dependence of drift velocity of electrons on the strength of an electric field. This effect can be explained by peculiarities of nonlinear dynamics of electrons in the vicinities of Bloch-cyclotron resonances. 

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