A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) study is reported of multiple (30) Al0.13 Ga0.87 As quantum well (QW) sample near the Landau level filling factor ν=1. In these Al0.13 Ga0.87 As QWs the effective g factor is nearly zero. This can lead to two effects: vanishing electronic polarization (P) and skyrmionic excitations composed of a huge number of spins. As small P values cause an overlap of the NMR signals from the QW and barriers, a special technique was employed to allow these two signals to be distinguished. The QW signal corresponds to a small, negative, and very broad distribution of spin polarization that exhibits thermally induced depolarization. Such a distribution can be attributed to sample inhomogeneities and/or to large skyrmions, the latter possibility being favored by observation of a very fast T2 -1 rate.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - Sep 27 2007|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics