Weak antilocalization of composite fermions in graphene

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We demonstrate experimentally that composite fermions in monolayer graphene display weak antilocalization. Our experiments deal with fractional quantum Hall (FQH) states in high-mobility, suspended graphene Corbino disks in the vicinity of ν=1/2. We find a strong temperature dependence of conductivity σ away from half filling, which is consistent with the expected electron-electron interaction-induced gaps in the FQH state. At half filling, however, the temperature dependence of conductivity σ(T) becomes quite weak, as anticipated for a Fermi sea of composite fermions, and we find a logarithmic dependence of σ on T. The sign of this quantum correction coincides with the weak antilocalization of graphene composite fermions, indigenous to chiral Dirac particles.

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Original languageEnglish
Article number075113
Pages (from-to)1-5
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume97
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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