Fractional quantum Hall effect in graphene

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Abstract

Unlike regular electron spin, the pseudospin degeneracy of Fermi points in graphene does not couple directly to magnetic field. Therefore graphene provides a natural vehicle to observe the integral and fractional quantum Hall physics in an elusive limit analogous to zero Zeeman splitting in GaAs systems. This limit can exhibit new integral plateaus arising from interactions, large pseudoskyrmions, fractional sequences, even/odd numerator effects, composite-fermion pseudoskyrmions, and a pseudospin-singlet composite-fermion Fermi sea. It is stressed that the Dirac nature of the B=0 spectrum, which induces qualitative changes in the overall spectrum, has no bearing on the fractional quantum Hall effect in the n=0 Landau level of graphene. The second Landau level of graphene is predicted to show more robust fractional quantum Hall effect than the second Landau level of GaAs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number235417
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume74
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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