On the nature of the Hall insulator

D. Shahar, D. C. Tsui, Mansour Shayegan, J. E. Cunningham, E. Shimshoni, Shivaji Lal Sondhi

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We have conducted an experimental study of the linear transport properties of the magnetic-field induced insulating phase which terminates the quantum Hall (QH) series in two dimensional electron systems. We found that a direct and simple relation exists between measurements of the longitudinal resistivity, pxx, in this insulating phase and in the neighboring QH phase. In addition, we find that the Hall resistivity, pxy, can be quantized in the insulating phase. Our results indicate that a close relation exists between the conduction mechanism in the insulator and in the QH liquid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)817-821
Number of pages5
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


  • D. phase transitions
  • D.quantum Hall effect


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