quantum Hall state
quantum Hall state[¦kwän·təm ′hȯl ‚stāt]
A kind of incompressible liquid state obtained by placing a two-dimensional electron gas, confined on the interface of two different semiconductors, in a strong magnetic field at low temperature. Also known as quantum Hall liquid.
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