Dynamic Nuclear Polarization in a Quantum Hall Corbino Disk
Dynamic polarization of nuclear spins is studied in a Corbino disk under a breakdown regime of the quantum Hall effect (QHE). Since the edge channels are completely absent in the Corbino disk, we conclude that the electric current flowing in the bulk channel of a quantum Hall conductor is relevant to dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP). A pump and probe measurement demonstrates that DNP emerges near the critical voltage of the QHE breakdown. The agreement of the onset voltage of DNP with that of the QHE breakdown indicates that the underlying origin of DNP is closely related to that of the QHE breakdown.
Journal of the Physical Society of Japan
- Pub Date:
- February 2008
- Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics
- 3 pages, 4 figures