Composite Fermions in the Quantum Hall Regime

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Science  18 Nov 1994:
Vol. 266, Issue 5188, pp. 1199-1202
DOI: 10.1126/science.266.5188.1199


Recent progress in the understanding of the two-dimensional electron system under the influence of a strong magnetic field is reviewed. This system is characterized by the existence of a particle called the composite fermion, which manifests itself in several dramatic experimental observations.