Quantum Hall effect in three-dimensional layered systems Academic Article uri icon


  • Using a mapping of a layered three-dimensional system with significant inter-layer tunneling onto a spin-Hamiltonian, the phase diagram in the strong magnetic field limit is obtained in the semi-classical approximation. This phase diagram, which exhibit a metallic phase for a finite range of energies and magnetic fields, and the calculated associated critical exponent, $\nu=4/3$, agree excellently with existing numerical calculations. The implication of this work for the quantum Hall effect in three dimensions is discussed. Comment: 4 pages + 4 figures

publication date

  • January 1, 1998