### Abstract

The magnetotransport properties of a lateral-surface superlattice, a two-dimensional (2D) electron system in a 2D periodic potential, are studied with use of a Monte Carlo technique, where the effect of the magnetic field is included through a Lorentz force and the interparticle Coulomb interaction is included with a molecular-dynamics method. Excellent numerical energy conservation is achieved by adopting a predictor-corrector algorithm to integrate the equations of motion. The simulation shows that the diffusion constant, as a function of the magnetic field, is not a simple monotone function but has a structure with multiple minima. This structure is attributed to the correlated circular electron motion, and this is reminiscent of classical pinning orbits in a 2D antidot array, even in the presence of the Coulomb interaction. The radial-distribution function shows no significant dependence upon the magnetic field up to ten flux quanta per unit cell.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 1444-1452 |

Number of pages | 9 |

Journal | Physical Review B |

Volume | 47 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jan 1 1993 |

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### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Condensed Matter Physics

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*Physical Review B*,

*47*(3), 1444-1452. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.47.1444