Two-dimensional electron system in high magnetic fields: Wigner crystal versus composite-Fermion liquid

Sudhansu S. Mandal, Michael R. Peterson, Jainendra K. Jain

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Abstract

When electrons confined in two dimensions are exposed to a strong magnetic field, they fall into the lowest quantum of their kinetic energy, and the physics is governed by the interaction alone. With the kinetic energy thus quenched, one might expect electrons immediately to form a lattice, known as the Wigner crystal. The phase transition from this exotic quantum liquid into the electron solid anticipated at yet higher magnetic fields became a subject of intense investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106403
Pages (from-to)106403/1-106403/4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume90
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 14 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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