The discovery of flat bands with nontrivial band topology in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene (MATBG) has provided a unique platform to study strongly correlated phenomena including superconductivity, correlated insulators, Chern insulators, and magnetism. A fundamental feature of the MATBG, so far unexplored, is its high magnetic field Hofstadter spectrum. Here, we report on a detailed magnetotransport study of a MATBG device in external magnetic fields of up to B=31 T, corresponding to one magnetic flux quantum per moiré unit cell φ0. At φ0, we observe reentrant correlated insulators at a flat band filling factors of ν=+2 and of ν=+3, and interaction-driven Fermi-surface reconstructions at other fillings, which are identified by new sets of Landau levels originating from these. These experimental observations are supplemented by theoretical work that predicts a new set of eight well-isolated flat bands at φ0, of comparable band width, but with different topology than in zero field. Overall, our magnetotransport data reveal a qualitatively new Hofstadter spectrum in MATBG, which arises due to the strong electronic correlations in the reentrant flat bands.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)