Theoretical investigation of the effect of sample properties on the electron velocity in quantum Hall bars
Mese, A. I.
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
The American Physical Society
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We report on our theoretical investigation of the effects of the confining potential profile and sample size on the electron velocity distribution in (narrow) quantum Hall systems. The electrostatic properties of the electron system are obtained by the Thomas-Fermi-Poisson nonlinear screening theory. The electron velocity distribution as a function of the lateral coordinate is obtained from the slope of the screened potential at the Fermi level and within the incompressible strips. We compare our findings with the recent experiments.