The cooperative group of Doctoral Candidate Junichiro Hayakawa, Associate Professor Go Yusa, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, and Koji Muraki, Senior Chief Engineer (Special Researcher), Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) Basic Research Laboratories, has developed a polarization-sensitive scanning optical microscope, operable at very low temperatures and in a very strong magnetic field environment, which succeeded in the imaging the special state of electrons called the fractional quantum Hall liquid for the first time in the world. The research clarified for the first time of the microscopic behavior of the fractional quantum Hall effect, the macroscopic quantum phenomena caused by the interaction between electrons. This research paves way for further progress in the field of physical quantum phenomena in extreme environments.
The research results will be published in the electronic edition of Nature Nanotechnology on December 2, 2012.
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