Quantum Hall hierarchy wave functions: From conformal correlators to Tao-Thouless states
2008 (English)In: Physical Review B Condensed Matter, ISSN 0163-1829, Vol. 77, no 16, 165325-1-165325-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Laughlin’s wave functions, which describe the fractional quantum Hall effect at filling factorsν=1/(2k+1), can be obtained as correlation functions in a conformal field theory, and recently, this construction was extended to Jain’s composite fermion wave functions at filling factors ν=n/(2kn+1). Here, we generalize this latter construction and present ground state wave functions for all quantum Hall hierarchy states that are obtained by successive condensation of quasielectrons (as opposed to quasiholes) in the original hierarchy construction. By considering these wave functions on a cylinder, we show that they approach the exact ground states, which are the Tao-Thouless states, when the cylinder becomes thin. We also present wave functions for the multihole states, make the connection to Wen’s general classification of Abelian quantum Hall fluids, and discuss whether the fractional statistics of the quasiparticles can be analytically determined. Finally, we discuss to what extent our wave functions can be described in the language of composite fermions.
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2008. Vol. 77, no 16, 165325-1-165325-9 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-37220DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.77.165325ISI: 000255457500082OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-37220DiVA: diva2:295421