Schmidt, T. and König, P. and McCann, E. and Falko, Vladimir I. and Haug, R. J. (2001) Energy dependence of quasi-particle relaxation in a disordered Fermi liquid. Physical Review Letters, 86 (2). pp. 276-279. ISSN 1079-7114Full text not available from this repository.
A spectroscopic method is applied to measure the inelastic quasiparticle relaxation rate in a disordered Fermi liquid. The quasiparticle relaxation rate g is deduced from the magnitude of fluctuations in the local density of states, which are probed using resonant tunneling through a localized impurity state. We study its dependence on the excitation energy E measured from the Fermi level. In a disordered metal (heavily doped GaAs) we find that g ~ E32 within the experimentally accessible energy interval, in agreement with the Altshuler-Aronov theory for electron-electron interactions in diffusive conductors.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physical Review Letters|
|Additional Information:||A new method of correlation function spectroscopy has been developed by McCann (and experimentally realised by the Nanostructures group of Haug at Hannover) to measure inelastic lifetime of quasi-particles in disordered conductors at very low excitation energies. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Physics|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited On:||01 Apr 2008 15:34|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 16:11|
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