We develop a theory for describing frictional drag in bilayer systems with in-plane periodic potential modulations, and use it to investigate the drag between bilayer systems in which one of the layers is modulated in one direction. At low temperatures, as the density of carriers in the modulated layer is changed, we show that it is possible for the transresistivity component in the direction of modulation to change its sign. We also give a physical explanation for this behavior.
Bibliographical noteCopyright (2002) American Physical Society
- 2-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRON-SYSTEMS
- MUTUAL FRICTION
- HOLE TRANSPORT
- MAGNETO-COULOMB DRAG