Evidence for skyrmions and single spin flips in the integer quantized hall effect

A. Schmeller, J. P. Eisenstein, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West

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Abstract

We have employed tilted-field magnetotransport measurements of the energy gap for the odd-integer quantized Hall states at Landau level filling factors =1, 3, and 5 to determine the spin of thermally excited quasielectron-quasihole pairs. At =1 our data show that as many as 7 electron spin flips accompany such excitations, while at =3 and 5 apparently only a single spin flips. These results lend support to the recent suggestions that "Skyrmionic" quasiparticles are the lowest-lying charged excitations of the fully polarized =1 quantum Hall fluid but are not at the higher odd-integer fillings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4290-4293
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume75
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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