Spatial mapping and statistical reproducibility of an array of 256 one-dimensional quantum wires

H. Al-Taie, L. W. Smith, A. A.J. Lesage, P. See, J. P. Griffiths, H. E. Beere, G. A.C. Jones, D. A. Ritchie, M. J. Kelly, C. G. Smith

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We utilize a multiplexing architecture to measure the conductance properties of an array of 256 split gates. We investigate the reproducibility of the pinch off and one-dimensional definition voltage as a function of spatial location on two different cooldowns, and after illuminating the device. The reproducibility of both these properties on the two cooldowns is high, the result of the density of the two-dimensional electron gas returning to a similar state after thermal cycling. The spatial variation of the pinch-off voltage reduces after illumination; however, the variation of the one-dimensional definition voltage increases due to an anomalous feature in the center of the array. A technique which quantifies the homogeneity of split-gate properties across the array is developed which captures the experimentally observed trends. In addition, the one-dimensional definition voltage is used to probe the density of the wafer at each split gate in the array on a micron scale using a capacitive model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075703
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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