Evidence for a bilayer quantum wigner solid

H. C. Manoharan, Y. W. Suen, M. B. Santos, M. Shayegan

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As the electronic charge distribution in a wide quantum well is tuned from a single-layer through an interacting bilayer configuration to weakly-coupled parallel layers, we observe an insulating phase concurrently manifesting a dramatic evolution. The data reveal that interlayer interactions, playing a crucial role, are able to stabilize a [Formula presented] electron insulator, thus providing tantalizing evidence of a pinned bilayer Wigner solid phase crystallizing at total filling factor υ as large as 0.54 (υ > 1/4 in each layer).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1813-1816
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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