Prediction of a Non-Abelian Fractional Quantum Hall State with f -Wave Pairing of Composite Fermions in Wide Quantum Wells

W. N. Faugno, Ajit C. Balram, Maissam Barkeshli, J. K. Jain

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We theoretically investigate the nature of the state at the quarter filled lowest Landau level and predict that, as the quantum well width is increased, a transition occurs from the composite fermion Fermi sea into a novel non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall state that is topologically equivalent to f-wave pairing of composite fermions. This state is topologically distinct from the familiar p-wave paired Pfaffian state. We compare our calculated phase diagram with experiments and make predictions for many observable quantities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number016802
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2 2019


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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