Fermi liquid to luttinger liquid transition at the edge of a two-dimensional electron gas

M. Hilke, D. C. Tsui, M. Grayson, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West

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Abstract

We present experimental results on the tunneling into the edge of a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) obtained with a GaAs/AlGaAs cleaved edge overgrown structure. While the 2DEG exhibits typical fractional quantum Hall features of a very high mobility sample, we observe the onset of a nonlinear current-voltage characteristic in the vicinity of v = 1. For filling factor v < 1 the system is consistent with a non-Fermi liquid behavior, such as a Luttinger liquid, whereas for v > 1 we observe an Ohmic tunneling resistance between the edge and a three-dimensional contact, typical for a Fermi liquid. Finally, we show that the Luttinger liquid exponent at a given filling factor is not universal but depends on sample parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186806-1-186806-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume87
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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