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Physical Review B
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Magnetoresistance in a two-dimensional impurity band

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The magnetic field dependence (H<15 T) and the temperature dependence (380 mK<T<30 K) of hopping conduction have been measured in a quasi-two-dimensional impurity band formed in the inversion layer of a sodium-doped silicon metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect. We find that the positive magnetoresistance observed in the weak-field regime is consistent with the prediction of Shklovskii, i.e., ln[σ(H,T)/σ(0,T)]=-Cξc03 /(λα)4, where the conductivity at the percolation threshold in the absence of a field is σ(0,T)=σ0exp(-ξc0), the exponent ξc0 is determined from a noninteracting single-particle hopping model, λ=(ch/eH)1/2, α is the exponential decay rate of the localized state, and C is a positive constant. This work represents the first comprehensive evaluation of Shklovskii's percolation model for hopping magnetoresistance. © 1986 The American Physical Society.

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15 Mar 1986

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Physical Review B

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