An experimental investigation on weak localisation, spin-orbit and interaction effects in thin bismuth films

P. H. Woerlee, G. C. Verkade, A. G.M. Jansen

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Abstract

The authors have measured the low-temperature (0.02<T<10K) electronic conductivity, magnetoresistance and Hall constant in thin (20-200 nm) bismuth films. The aim was to study weak localisation, spin-orbit and electron-electron interaction mechanisms in this well suited material. The authors compared their data with theories of Hikami et al. (1980) and Altshuler et al. (1980, 1981). It was found that their data must be interpreted in terms of two independent mechanisms, i.e. electron-electron interaction and spin-orbit scattering. Weak localisation is completely suppressed by the strong spin-orbit scattering in this material.

Original languageEnglish
Article number021
Pages (from-to)3011-3024
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Physics C: Solid State Physics
Volume16
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1983
Externally publishedYes

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