We show that the spin degree of freedom plays a decisive role in the phase diagram of the νT=1 bilayer electron system using an in-plane field B∥ in the regime of negligible tunneling. We observe that the phase boundary separating the quantum Hall and compressible states at d/ℓ B=1.90 for B∥=0 (d: interlayer distance, ℓB: magnetic length) steadily shifts with B∥ before saturating at d/ℓB=2.33 when the compressible state becomes fully polarized. Using a simple model for the energies of the competing phases, we can quantitatively describe our results. A new phase diagram as a function of d/ℓB and the Zeeman energy is established and its implications as to the nature of the phase transition are discussed.
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