We report magnetotransport measurements for the fractional quantum Hall state at filling factor ν= 5/2 as a function of applied parallel magnetic field (B||). As B|| is increased, the 5/2 state becomes increasingly anisotropic, with the in-plane resistance along the direction of B|| becoming more than 30 times larger than in the perpendicular direction. Despite the very large resistance anisotropy, the anisotropy ratio remains constant over a relatively large temperature range, yielding an energy gap which is the same for both directions. Our data are qualitatively consistent with a fractional quantum Hall nematic phase.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Jul 15 2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics