The enigma of the ν=2+3/8 fractional quantum Hall effect

Jimmy A. Hutasoit, Ajit C. Balram, Sutirtha Mukherjee, Ying Hai Wu, Sudhansu S. Mandal, A. Wójs, Vadim Cheianov, J. K. Jain

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The fractional quantum Hall effect at ν=2+3/8, which has been definitively observed, is one of the last fractions for which no viable explanation has so far been demonstrated. Our detailed study suggests that it belongs to a new class of exotic states described by the Bonderson-Slingerland wave function. Its excitations are non-Abelian anyons similar to those of the well studied Pfaffian state at 5/2, but its wave function has a more complex structure. Using the effective edge theory, we make predictions for various measurable quantities that should enable a confirmation of the underlying topological order of this state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number125302
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 2 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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