Magnetic-field-induced insulating phases at large rs

G. A. Csáthy, Hwayong Noh, D. C. Tsui, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West

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Exploring a two-dimensional hole system in the large rs regime we found a surprisingly rich phase diagram. At the highest densities, beside the ν=1/3, 2/3, and 2/5 fractional quantum Hall states, we observe both of the previously reported high field insulating and reentrant insulating phases. As the density is lowered, the reentrant insulating phase initially strengthens, then it unexpectedly starts weakening until it completely disappears. The intricate behavior of the insulating phases can be explained by a nonmonotonic melting line in the ν-rs phase space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number226802
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number22
StatePublished - Jun 10 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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