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J Phys Condens Matter. 2012 Apr 4;24(13):135601. doi: 10.1088/0953-8984/24/13/135601. Epub 2012 Mar 9.

The effect of exchange interaction on quasiparticle Landau levels in narrow-gap quantum well heterostructures.

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  • 1Institute for Physics of Microstructures RAS, GSP-105, 603950, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.


Using the 'screened' Hartree-Fock approximation based on the eight-band k·p Hamiltonian, we have extended our previous work (Krishtopenko et al 2011 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 23 385601) on exchange enhancement of the g-factor in narrow-gap quantum well heterostructures by calculating the exchange renormalization of quasiparticle energies, the density of states at the Fermi level and the quasiparticle g-factor for different Landau levels overlapping. We demonstrate that exchange interaction yields more pronounced Zeeman splitting of the density of states at the Fermi level and leads to the appearance of peak-shaped features in the dependence of the Landau level energies on the magnetic field at integer filling factors. We also find that the quasiparticle g-factor does not reach the maximum value at odd filling factors in the presence of large overlapping of spin-split Landau levels. We advance an argument that the behavior of the quasiparticle g-factor in weak magnetic fields is defined by a random potential of impurities in narrow-gap heterostructures.

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