Hall viscosity, also known as the Lorentz shear modulus, has been proposed as a topological property of a quantum Hall fluid. Using a recent formulation of the composite fermion theory on the torus, we evaluate the Hall viscosities for a large number of fractional quantum Hall states at filling factors of the form ν=n/(2pn±1), where n and p are integers, from the explicit wave functions for these states. The calculated Hall viscosities ηA agree with the expression ηA=(ℏ/4)Sρ, where ρ is the density and S=2p±n is the "shift"in the spherical geometry. We discuss the role of modular covariance of the wave functions, projection of the center-of-mass momentum, and also of the lowest-Landau-level projection. Finally, we show that the Hall viscosity for ν=n2pn+1 may be derived analytically from the microscopic wave functions, provided that the overall normalization factor satisfies a certain behavior in the thermodynamic limit. This derivation should be applicable to a class of states in the parton construction, which are products of integer quantum Hall states with magnetic fields pointing in the same direction.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)