Extreme quantum limit in a quasi-two-dimensional organic conductor

R. V. Chamberlin, M. J. Naughton, X. Yan, L. Y. Chiang, S. Y. Hsu, P. M. Chaikin

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    We have measured magnetoresistance, Hall resistance, and magnetization of tetramethyltetraselenafulvalenium perchlorate [(TMTSF)2ClO4] at low temperatures in fields up to 31 T. Above the cascade of field-induced spin-density-wave transitions, the system remains in a remarkably stable semimetallic state, with constant Landau filling factor, from 8 to 27 T. The measurements indicate that this state is related to the (1/3 fractional quantum Hall effect. At 27 T there is a new transition, to a novel state, distinct in its behavior from the lower-field transitions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1189-1192
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number12
    StatePublished - 1988

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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