Magnetic Field Effects on the Electronic States of Narrow-Gap Low-Dimensional Structures

  • M. Altarelli
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 152)


The electronic structure of small-gap semiconductors is characterized by important band mixing and non-parabolicity at energies of interest for the interpretation of all experiments. In heterostructures, the coupling of bands with different character produces a strongly non-parabolic dispersion of the subbands and, when a magnetic field is present, a complicated Landau level pattern. This will be exemplified by results of calculations performed with the envelope-function method for InAs-GaSb and HgTe-CdTe heterostructures. Current problems in the interpretation of magneto-optical and Quantum Hall experiments are discussed.


Fermi Level Landau Level Valence Band Maximum Magnetic Field Effect Super Lattice 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Altarelli
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  1. 1.Hochfeld-MagnetlaborMax-Planck-Institut fuer FestkoerperforschungGrenobleFrankreich

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