Quantum lifetime of two-dimensional holes
The quantum lifetime of two-dimensional holes in a GaAs/AlGaAs double quantum well is determined via tunneling spectroscopy. At low temperatures the lifetime is limited by impurity scattering but at higher temperatures hole-hole Coulomb scattering dominates. Our results are consistent with the Fermi liquid theory, at least up to rs = 11. At the highest temperatures the measured width of the hole spectral function becomes comparable to the Fermi energy. A new, tunneling-spectroscopic method for determining the in-plane effective mass of the holes is also demonstrated. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Eisenstein, J. P.; Syphers, D.; Pfeiffer, L. N.; and West, K. W., "Quantum lifetime of two-dimensional holes" (2007). Physics Faculty Publications. 164.