Tunneling into Ferromagnetic Quantum Hall States: Observation of a Spin Bottleneck


We explore the characteristics of equilibrium tunneling of electrons from a 3D electrode into a high mobility 2D electron system. For most noninteger filling factors, we find that tunneling can be characterized by a single, well-defined tunneling rate. However, for spin-polarized quantum Hall states (n 1, 3, and 1 3) tunneling occurs at two distinct rates… (More)


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