Layer-charge instability in unbalanced bilayer systems in the quantum Hall regime

E. Tutuc, R. Pillarisetty, S. Melinte, E. P. De Poortere, M. Shayegan

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Measurements in GaAs hole bilayers with unequal layer densities reveal a pronounced magneto-resistance hysteresis at the magnetic-field positions where either the majority or minority layer is at Landau level filling factor one. At a fixed field in the hysteretic regions, the resistance exhibits an unusual time dependence, consisting of random, bidirectional jumps followed by slow relaxations. These anomalies are likely caused by instabilities in the charge distribution of the two layers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number20
StatePublished - Nov 25 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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