We have studied corrections to conductivity due to the coherent backscattering in low-disordered two-dimensional electron systems in silicon for a range of electron densities including the vicinity of the metal-insulator transition, where the dramatic increase of the spin susceptibility has been observed earlier. We show that the corrections, which exist deeper in the metallic phase, weaken upon approaching to the transition and practically vanish at the critical density, thus suggesting that the localization is suppressed near and at the transition even in zero field.
coherent backscattering, two-dimensional electron systems
Backscattering, Electrons, Silicon, Condensed matter, Metal-insulator transitions
Rahimi, Maryam; Anissimova, S.; Sakr, M. R.; Kravchenko, S. V.; and Klapwijk, T. M., "Coherent backscattering near the two-dimensional metal-insulator transition" (2003). Physics Faculty Publications. Paper 55. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20000408
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