Collective Nature of the Reentrant Integer Quantum Hall States in the Second Landau Level
Date of this Version2-23-2012
Collective Nature of the Reentrant Integer Quantum Hall States in the Second Landau Level N. Deng, A. Kumar, M. J. Manfra, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West, and G. A. Csáthy Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 086803 – Published 23 February 2012
We report an unexpected sharp peak in the temperature dependence of the magnetoresistance of the reentrant integer quantum Hall states in the second Landau level. This peak defines the onset temperature of these states. We find that in different spin branches the onset temperatures of the reentrant states scale with the Coulomb energy. This scaling provides direct evidence that Coulomb interactions play an important role in the formation of these reentrant states evincing their collective nature.
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