Probing the electrostatics of integer quantum hall edges with momentum-resolved tunnel spectroscopy

M. Huber*, M. Grayson, D. Schuh, M. Bichler, W. Biberacher, W. Wegscheider, G. Abstreiter

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We present measurements of momentum-resolved magneto-tunneling from a perpendicular two-dimensional (2D) contact into integer quantum Hall (QH) edges at a sharp-edge potential created by cleaved-edge overgrowth. Resonances in the tunnel conductance correspond to coincidences of electronic states of the QH edge and the 2D contact in energy-momentum space. With this dispersion relation reflecting the potential distribution at the edge we can directly measure the band bending at our cleaved edge under the influence of an external voltage bias. At finite bias we observe significant deviations from the flat-band condition in agreement with self-consistent calculations of the edge potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-167
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica E: Low-Dimensional Systems and Nanostructures
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Event15th International Conference on ELectronic Propreties - Nara, Japan
Duration: Jul 14 2003Jul 18 2003


  • Edge
  • Momentum-resolved
  • Quantum Hall effect
  • Tunneling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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