A self-consistent microscopic model of Coulomb interaction in a bilayer system as an origin of Drag Effect Phenomenon

Gueven K., Siddiki A., Krishna P. M., Hakioglu T.

PHYSICA E-LOW-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS & NANOSTRUCTURES, vol.40, no.5, pp.1169-1171, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


In this work we implement the self-consistent Thomas-Fermi model that also incorporates a local conductivity model to an electron-electron bilayer system, in order to describe novel magneto-transport properties such as the Drag Phenomenon. The model can successfully account for the poor screening of the potential within the incompressible strips and its impact on the inter-layer Coulomb interaction. An externally applied current in the active layer results in the tilting of the Landau levels and built-up of a Hall potential across the layer, which, in turn, induces a tilted potential profile in the passive layer as well. We investigate the effect of the current intensity, temperature, magnetic field, and unequal density of layers on the self-consistent density and potential profiles of the bilayer system. (C) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.