Pseudospin soliton in the ν=1 bilayer quantum hall state

A. Fukuda, D. Terasawa, M. Morino, K. Iwata, S. Kozumi, N. Kumada, Y. Hirayama, Z. F. Ezawa, A. Sawada

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We investigate a domain structure of pseudospins, a soliton lattice in the bilayer quantum Hall state at total Landau level filling factor ν=1, in a tilted magnetic field, where the pseudospin represents the layer degree of freedom. An anomalous peak in the magnetoresistance Rxx appears at the transition point between the commensurate and incommensurate phases. The Rxx at the peak is highly anisotropic for the angle between the in-plain magnetic field B and the current, and indicates a formation of the soliton lattice aligned parallel to B. The temperature dependence of the Rxx peak reveals that the dissipation is caused by thermal fluctuations of pseudospin solitons. We also study a phase diagram of the bilayer ν=1 system, and the effects of density imbalance between the two layers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016801
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan 8


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