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VOLUME 79 | ISSUE 4 | PAGE 212
The anisotropic conductivity of two-dimensional electrons on a half-filled high Landau level
I. S. Burmistrov
L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics RAS, 117940 Moscow, Russia
Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam, 1018 XE Amsterdam, The Netherlands


PACS: 72.10.-d, 73.20.Dx, 73.40.Hm
Abstract
We study the conductivity of two-dimensional interacting electrons on the half-filled Nth Landau level with N \gg 1 in the presence of the quenched disorder. The existence of the unidirectional charge-density wave state at temperature T<Tc, where Tc is the transition temperature, leads to the anisotropic conductivity tensor. We find that the leading anisotropic corrections are proportional to (Tc-T)/Tc just below the transition in accordance with the experimental findings. Above Tc the correlations corresponding to the unidirectional charge-density wave state below Tc result in the corrections to the conductivity proportional to \sqrt{T_c/(T-T_c)}.


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