The charge and spin-correlation functions of partially spin-polarized edge electrons of a quantum Hall bar are studied using effective Hamiltonian and bosonization techniques. In the presence of the Coulomb interaction between the edges with opposite chirality we find a different crossover behavior in spin- and charge-correlation functions. The crossover of the spin-correlation function in the Coulomb-dominated regime is characterized by an anomalous exponent, which originates from the finite value of the effective interaction for the spin degree of freedom in the long-wavelength limit. The anomalous exponent may be determined by measuring nuclear spin relaxation rates in a narrow quantum Hall bar or in a quantum wire in strong magnetic fields.
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
|Published - 1998
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics