Morphing of two-dimensional hole systems at ν=3/2 in parallel magnetic fields: Compressible, stripe, and fractional quantum Hall phases

Yang Liu, M. A. Mueed, Md Shafayat Hossain, S. Hasdermir, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, K. W. Baldwin, M. Shayegan

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Abstract

A transport study of two-dimensional (2D) holes confined to wide GaAs quantum wells provides a glimpse of a subtle competition between different many-body phases at a Landau level filling ν=3/2 in tilted magnetic fields. At large tilt angles (θ), an anisotropic, stripe (or nematic) phase replaces the isotropic compressible Fermi sea at ν=3/2 if the quantum well has a symmetric charge distribution. When the charge distribution is made asymmetric, instead of the stripe phase, an even-denominator fractional quantum state appears at ν=3/2 in a range of large θ, and reverts back to a compressible state at even higher θ. We attribute this remarkable evolution to the significant mixing of the excited and ground-state Landau levels of 2D hole systems in tilted fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number155312
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume94
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 31 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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