Magnetic field-induced giant enhancement of electron-phonon energy transfer in strongly disordered conductors

A. V. Shtyk, M. V. Feigel'man, V. E. Kravtsov

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Abstract

Relaxation of soft modes (e.g., charge density in gated semiconductor heterostructures, spin density in the presence of magnetic field) slowed down by disorder may lead to giant enhancement of energy transfer (cooling power) between overheated electrons and phonons at low bath temperature. We show that in strongly disordered systems with time-reversal symmetry broken by external or intrinsic exchange magnetic field the cooling power can be greatly enhanced. The enhancement factor as large as 102 at magnetic field B∼10 T in 2D InSb films is predicted. A similar enhancement is found for the ultrasound attenuation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number166603
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume111
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

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