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The influence of surface topography on phase coherent transport in the two-dimensional (2D) hole band of surface transfer doped hydrogen-terminated (100) diamond is investigated. Low-temperature magneto-conductance measurements were carried out with an applied in-plane magnetic field to quantify the effect of electronic micro-roughness on spin dephasing in the 2D hole band for Hall bar devices with similar transport characteristics, but significantly different topographic roughness. The electronic micro-roughness of the 2D hole band, described by the parameter d2L, where d is the root-mean-square (rms) fluctuation in the width of the quantum well and L is the correlation length of the fluctuations, is found to increase for surfaces with increased roughness. Fluctuations in the well width likely arise from a locally varying hole carrier density, arising for example from a local variation in the concentration of ionic components in the surface water layer.
- Phase coherent backscattering
- Weak anti-localisation
- Weak localization
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Fuhrer, M., Bao, Q., Culcer, D., Davis, M., Davis, J. A., Hamilton, A., Helmerson, K., Kalantar-Zadeh, K., Klochan, O., Medhekar, N., Ostrovskaya, E., Parish, M., Schiffrin, A., Seidel, J., Sushkov, O., Valanoor, N., Vale, C., Wang, X., Wang, L., Galitskiy, V., Gurarie, V., Hannon, J., Höfling, S., Hone, J., Rule, K. C., Krausz, F., Littlewood, P., MacDonald, A., Neto, A., Oezyilmaz, B., Paglione, J., Phillips, W., Refael, G., Spielman, I., Tadich, A., Xue, Q., Cole, J., Perali, A., Neilson, D., Lin, H., Sek, G., Gaston, N., Hodgkiss, J. M., Tang, M., Karel, J., Nguyen, T., Adam, S. & Granville, S.
Australian Research Council (ARC), Monash University – Internal School Contribution, Monash University – Internal Department Contribution, Monash University – Internal Faculty Contribution, Monash University – Internal University Contribution, University of Wollongong, University of Queensland , Tsinghua University, University of New South Wales, Australian National University , RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology
29/06/17 → 28/06/24