quantum Hall state

quantum Hall state

[¦kwän·təm ′hȯl ‚stāt]
(cryogenics)
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"In fractional quantum Hall states - a type of collective electron state observed only in two dimensional samples at very high magnetic fields - the quasiparticles are known to have precisely a rational fraction of the electron charge, implying that they are anyons," Young said in the release.

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