J. Phys. IV France
Volume 03, Numéro C2, Juillet 1993
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals
ECRYS - 93
Page(s) C2-39 - C2-43
International Workshop on Electronic Crystals
ECRYS - 93

J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C2-39-C2-43

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1993207

Properties of a pinned electron solid on a liquid helium film.

A.J. DAHM1 and H.W. JIANG2

1  Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, U.S.A.
2  Department of Physics, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 97124, U.S.A.

The conduction and noise properties of a classical electron solid pinned by variations in the image potential of a glass substrate underneath a helium film supporting the electrons are presented. These properties include a nonlinear resistivity, a frequency-dependent complex impedance, f noise and an abrupt increase in broad-band noise when the electron solid becomes depinned. The results of this study are compared with data on quantum electrons solids in heterostructures and MOSFETs.

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