The scaling theory of the integer quantum hall effect

  • Bodo Huckestein
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 477)


A brief review is given of the present understanding of the transitions between integer quantized plateaus of the Hall conductivity in two-dimensional disordered systems in a strong magnetic field. The similarity to continuous thermodynamic phase transitions is emphasized. Results of numerical simulations for non-interacting electrons are presented and compared to experiment. The role of the Coulomb interactions at the integer quantum Hall transitions is studied.


Strong Magnetic Field Landau Level Localization Length Quantum Hall Effect Hall Conductivity 
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  • Bodo Huckestein
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany

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