We report magnetotransport measurements of fractional quantum Hall states in an AlAs quantum well around a Landau level filling factor ν=32, demonstrating that the quasiparticles are composite fermions (CFs) with a valley degree of freedom. By monitoring the valley level crossings for these states as a function of applied symmetry-breaking strain, we determine the CF valley susceptibility and polarization. The data can be explained well by a simple Landau level fan diagram for CFs, and are in nearly quantitative agreement with the results reported for CF spin polarization.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)