Direct observation of anyonic braiding statistics

  title={Direct observation of anyonic braiding statistics},
  author={J. Nakamura and S. Liang and G. Gardner and M. Manfra},
  journal={Nature Physics},
Anyons are quasiparticles that, unlike fermions and bosons, show fractional statistics when two of them are exchanged. Here, we report the experimental observation of anyonic braiding statistics for the ν = 1/3 fractional quantum Hall state by using an electronic Fabry–Perot interferometer. Strong Aharonov–Bohm interference of the edge mode is punctuated by discrete phase slips that indicate an anyonic phase θanyon = 2π/3. Our results are consistent with a recent theory that describes an… Expand

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