The Fractional Quantum Hall Effect: Laughlin Wave Function, Fractional Charge and Statistics

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    The fractional QHE is evidently prima facie impossible to obtain within an independent-electron picture, since it would appear to require that the extended states be only partially occupied and this would immediately lead to a nonzero value of Σ xx. What this suggests is that electron-electron interactions lead to some kind of gap in the spectrum of the… (More)

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