A different view of the quantum hall plateau-to-plateau transitions

D. Shahar, D. C. Tsui, Mansour Shayegan, E. Shimshoni, Shivaji Lal Sondhi

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We demonstrate experimentally that the transitions between adjacent integer quantum Hall (QH) states are equivalent to a QH-to-insulator transition occurring in the top Landau level, in the presence of an inert background of the other completely filled Landau levels, each contributing a single unit of quantum conductance, e2/h, to the total Hall conductance of the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)479-482
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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