Condensed Matter Physics Seminar

Thursday, October 28, 1999, 2 p.m.
Plant Sciences Building, Room 1130

Novel Phenomena in Dilute Electron Systems in Two Dimensions

Myriam Sarachik

(City College of New York)

Abstract:  Based on theoretical and experimental work over the past two decades, all two-dimensional systems of electrons were believed to be insulating in the limit of zero temperature.  Recent experiments will be reviewed which indicate that dilute, strongly interacting two-dimensional systems exhibit unexpected behavior that is currently the focus of intense interest: an apparent transition to a conducting phase, and a dramatic increase in resistivity in response to an in-plane magnetic field.

Host: Sankar Das Sarma

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