Low Temperature Physics: 43, 692 (2017); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4985975
Физика Низких Температур: Том 43, Выпуск 6 (Июнь 2017), c. 871-878    ( к оглавлению , назад )

Low-temperature magnetoresistance of GaSb whiskers

A. Druzhinin1,2, I. Ostrovskii1,2, Yu. Khoverko1,2, and N. Liakh-Kaguy1

1Lviv Polytechnic National University, 12 S. Bandera Str., Lviv 79013, Ukraine
E-mail: druzh@polynet.lviv.ua

2International Laboratory of High Magnetic Fields and Low Temperatures, Gajowicka, 95, Wroclaw, Poland

Received August 25, 2016, revised October 18, 2016


Transverse and longitudinal magnetoresistancies in n-type GaSb whiskers with different doping concentration (Te) in the vicinity to the metal-insulator transition (MIT) from metal side of the transition were studied in the temperature range 1.5–60 K and magnetic field 0–14 T. Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations in GaSb whiskers at low temperatures were revealed in magnetic field range 2–12 T. The oscillation period 0.025T–1 was found at various doping concentration in GaSb whiskers. The effective mass of electrons mс = 0.041m0 and Dingle temperature of about 7.5 K were found in GaSb whiskers with impurity concentration in the vicinity to MIT. The presence of negative magnetoresistance in GaSb whiskers with the impurity concentration in the nearest approximation to MIT with resistivity ρ300K = 0.0053 Ω·сm was observed and associated with weak localization. Besides for the whiskers a resistance minimum was observed at temperature about 16 K that is connected with Kondo effect. Magnetoresistance studies of n-type conductivity for GaSb whiskers revealed the crossover from weak localization to antilocalization in the temperature range of 1.4–4.2 K and magnetic fields below 1 T.

PACS: 73.43.Qt Magnetoresistance;
PACS: 72.15.Rn Localization effects (Anderson or weak localization);
PACS: 71.30.+h Metal-insulator transitions and other electronic transitions;
PACS: 72.20.My Galvanomagnetic and other magnetotransport effects.

Ключевые слова: GaSb whiskers; transverse and longitudinal magnetoresistance oscillations; effect Kondo; weak lo-calization and antilocalization.

Published online: April 25, 2017