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Slow spin relaxation in a quantum Hall ferromagnet state

Zhuravlev A., Dickmann S., Kulik L., Kukushkin I.

Electron spin relaxation in a spin-polarized quantum Hall state is studied. Long spin-relaxation times that are at least an order of magnitude longer than those measured in previous experiments were observed and explained within the spin-exciton relaxation formalism. The absence of any dependence of the spin-relaxation time on the electron temperature and on the spin-exciton density, and a specific dependence on the magnetic field indicate a definite relaxation mechanism—spin-exciton annihilation mediated by spin-orbit coupling and a smooth random potential.