Spin-orbit-assisted variable-range hopping in strong magnetic fields

Y. Meir, B. L. Altshuler

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It is shown that ia the presence of strong magnetic fields, spin-orbit scattering causes a sharp increase in the effective density of states in the variable-range hopping regime when temperature decreases. This effect leads to an exponential enhancement of the conductance above its value without spin-orbit scattering. Thus an experimental study of the hopping conductivity in a fixed, large magnetic field, is a sensitive tool to explore the spin-orbit scattering parameters in the strongly localized regime.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - 10 Jan 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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