Competing crystal phases in the lowest landau level

Alexander C. Archer, Kwon Park, Jainendra K. Jain

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We show that the solid phase between the 1/5 and 2/9 fractional quantum Hall states arises from an extremely delicate interplay between type-1 and type-2 composite fermion crystals, clearly demonstrating its nontrivial, strongly correlated character. We also compute the phase diagram of various crystals occurring over a wide range of filling factors and demonstrate that the elastic constants exhibit nonmonotonic behavior as a function of the filling factor, possibly leading to distinctive experimental signatures that can help mark the phase boundaries separating different kinds of crystals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number146804
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 2 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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