We provide numerical evidence that the ground state of a short-range-interaction model at =1/2 is incompressible and spin singlet for a wide range of repulsive interactions. Furthermore it is accurately described by a trial wave function studied earlier. For the Coulomb interaction we find that this wave function provides a good description of the lowest-lying spin-singlet state, and propose that fractional quantum Hall effect would occur at =1/2 if this state became the global ground state. Some conclusions of an earlier paper are invalidated by the present numerical study of a larger system; these will be indicated.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics