Magnetic-field-driven destruction of quantum Hall states in a double quantum well

G. S. Boebinger, H. W. Jiang, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West

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The magnetotransport of double-quantum-well structures reveals a high-magnetic-field regime in which quantum Hall states at odd-integer are missing, where is the number of filled energy levels. In these double wells, the =odd quantum Hall states originate from the symmetric-antisymmetric energy gap. With increasing barrier thickness between the two wells, initially the magnetic field destroys only the =1 state, then both the =1 and =3 states disappear. We attribute their destruction to the onset of interwell electron density fluctuations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1793-1796
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number15
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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