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The Classical Hall effect. Reminder: The Lorentz Force. F = q [ E + ( v  B )]. Lorentz Force: Review. Velocity Filter : Undeflected trajectories in crossed E & B fields: v = (E/B). Cyclotron motion : F B = ma r  qvB = (mv 2 /r). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • The Classical Hall effect

  • Reminder: The Lorentz ForceF = q[E + (v B)]

  • Lorentz Force: ReviewVelocity Filter: Undeflected trajectories in crossed E & B fields: v = (E/B)Cyclotron motion: FB = mar qvB = (mv2/r)Orbit Radius: r = [(mv)/(|q|B)] = [p/(q|B|])Orbit Frequency: = 2f = (|q|B)/mOrbit Energy: K = ()mv2 = (q2B2R2)/2m A Momentum (p) Filter!!A Mass Measurement Method!

  • Standard Hall Effect Experiment Current from the applied E-fieldLorentz force from the magnetic field on a moving electron or hole e- vTop viewelectrons drift from back to front e+ vE fielde- leaves +/ charge on back/front surfaces Hall Voltagesign is reversed for holes

  • Electrons flowing without a magnetic fieldsemiconductor slice+_

  • When the magnetic field is turned on ..qBv

  • As time goes by...qBv = qEqE

  • Finally...

  • The Classical Hall effectThe Lorentz force deflects jx however, an E-field is set up which balances this Lorentz force. Steady state occurs when Ey = vxBz = Vy/lyBut jx = nevx Rxy = Vy / ix = RH Bz (ly /Ax)where RH = 1/ne = Hall Coefficiently is the transverse width of the sample & Ax is the transverse crosssectional area of the sample. That is RH depends the on sample shape.0246810200





    4001400Slope is related to RH& sample dimensionsMagnetic field (tesla)AxlylHall ResistanceRxy

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    Phys 320 - BaskiSolid-State PhysicsWhy is the Hall Effect useful? It can determine the carrier type (electron vs. hole) & the carrier density n for a semiconductor.How? Place the semiconductor into external B field, push current along one axis, & measure the induced Hall voltage VH along the perpendicular axis. The following can be derived:

    Derived from the Lorentz force FE = qE = FB = (qvB).

    n = [(IB)/(qwVH)] Semiconductors: Charge Carrier Density via Hall EffectHoleElectron+ charge charge

    Solid-State Physics

  • The surface current density sx = vx q, ( = surface charge density)Again, RH = 1/ e. But, now: Rxy = Vy / ix = RH Bz since sx = ix /ly . & Ey = Vy /ly. That is, Rxy does NOT depend on the sample shape of the sample. This is a very importantaspect of the Quantum Hall Effect (QHE)

    The 2Dimensional Hall effect

  • The Integer Quantum Hall EffectThe Hall Conductance is quantized in units of e2/h, or The Hall Resistance Rxy = h/(ie2) where i is an integer. The quantum of conductance h/e2 is now known as the Klitzing !! Has been measured to 1 part in 108

    Very important: For a 2D electron system only

    First observed in 1980 by Klaus von Klitzing Awarded the 1985 Nobel Prize.

  • The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded The 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics jointly to Robert B. Laughlin (Stanford), Horst L. Strmer (Columbia & Bell Labs) & Daniel C. Tsui, (Princeton)The Fractional Quantum Hall effectThe 3 researchers were awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering that electrons acting together in strong magnetic fields can form new types of "particles", with charges that are fractions of an electron charge.

    Citation: For their discovery of a new form of quantum fluid with fractionally charged excitations.Strmer & Tsui made the discovery in 1982 in an experiment using extremely high magnetic fields very low temperatures. Within a year Laughlin had succeededin explaining their result. His theory showed that electrons in high magnetic fields & low temperatures can condense to form a quantum fluid similar to the quantum fluids that occur in superconductivity & liquid helium. Such fluids are important because events in a drop of quantum fluid can give deep insight into the inner structure & dynamics of matter. Their contributions were another breakthrough in the understanding of quantum physics & to development of new theoretical concepts of significance in many branches of modern physics.