The two-dimensional electron system in an InAs quantum well has emerged as a prime candidate for hosting exotic quasiparticles with non-Abelian statistics such as Majorana fermions and parafermions. To attain its full promise, however, the electron system has to be clean enough to exhibit electron-electron interaction phenomena. Here, we report the observation of the fractional quantum Hall effect in a very low disorder InAs quantum well with a well width of 24 nm, containing a two-dimensional electron system with a density n=7.8×1011cm-2 and low-temperature mobility 1.8×106cm2/Vs. At a temperature of ≃35 mK and B≃24 T, we observe a deep minimum in the longitudinal resistance, accompanied by a nearly quantized Hall plateau at a Landau level filling factor ν=4/3.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics