5 years ago

Nonmonotonic magnetoresistance of a two-dimensional viscous electron-hole fluid in a confined geometry.

M. Titov, P.S. Alekseev, B.N. Narozhny, V.Yu. Kachorovskii, I.V. Gornyi, A.P. Dmitriev

Ultra-pure conductors may exhibit hydrodynamic transport where the collective motion of charge carriers resembles the flow of a viscous fluid. In a confined geometry (e.g., in ultra-high quality nanostructures) the electronic fluid assumes a Poiseuille-like flow. Applying an external magnetic field tends to diminish viscous effects leading to large negative magnetoresistance. In two-component systems near charge neutrality the hydrodynamic flow of charge carriers is strongly affected by the mutual friction between the two constituents. At low fields, the magnetoresistance is negative, however at high fields the interplay between electron-hole scattering, recombination, and viscosity results in a dramatic change of the flow profile: the magnetoresistance changes its sign and eventually becomes linear in very high fields. This novel non-monotonic magnetoresistance can be used as a fingerprint to detect viscous flow in two-component conducting systems.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1711.03523

DOI: arXiv:1711.03523v1

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