Many-electron magnetoconductivity in 2D electrons on liquid helium

P. J. Richardson, A. Blackburn, K. Djerfi, M. I. Dykman, Christopher Fang-Yen, P. Fozooni, A. Kristensen, M. J. Lea, A. Santrich-Badal

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The magnetoconductivity of σ(B) of nondegenerate two-dimensional electrons on superfluid helium was measured and calculated below 1 K in fields B up to 8 tesla. The results show that the internal electric fields from electron-electron interactions strongly influence σ(B) in the 2D electron fluid. This internal field strength is in good agreement with Monte Carlo simulations. The magnetoconductivity increases at the transition to the 2D solid phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)835-838
Number of pages4
JournalSurface Science
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jul 20
Externally publishedYes



  • Computer simulations
  • Electrical transport measurements
  • Liquid helium
  • Liquid-gas interfaces
  • Surface electrical transport
  • Two-dimensional electrons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Richardson, P. J., Blackburn, A., Djerfi, K., Dykman, M. I., Fang-Yen, C., Fozooni, P., ... Santrich-Badal, A. (1996). Many-electron magnetoconductivity in 2D electrons on liquid helium. Surface Science, 361-362, 835-838.