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Surface acoustic wave induced magnetoresistance oscillations in a 2D electron gas.

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>15/07/2004
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical Review Letters
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)036804
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We study the geometrical commensurability oscillations imposed on the resistivity of 2D electrons in a perpendicular magnetic field by a propagating surface acoustic wave (SAW). We show that, for ω<ωc, this effect contains an anisotropic dynamical classical contribution increasing the resistivity and a nonequilibrium quantum contribution isotropically decreasing the resistivity, and we predict zero-resistance states associated with geometrical commensurability at large SAW amplitude.