TY - JOUR

T1 - Properties of non-abelian fractional quantum hall states at filling ν=k/r

AU - Bernevig, B. Andrei

AU - Haldane, F. D.M.

N1 - Copyright:
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PY - 2008/12/8

Y1 - 2008/12/8

N2 - We compute the physical properties of non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall (FQH) states described by Jack polynomials at general filling ν=k/r. For r=2, these states are the Zk Read-Rezayi parafermions, whereas for r>2 they represent new FQH states. The r=k+1 states, multiplied by a Vandermonde determinant, are a non-Abelian alternative construction of states at fermionic filling 2/5,3/7,4/9,.... We obtain the thermal Hall coefficient, the quantum dimensions, the electron scaling exponent, and the non-Abelian quasihole propagator. The properties of the r>2 Jack polynomials indicate they are correlators of fields of nonunitary conformal field theories (CFT), but the CFT-FQH connection fails when invoked to compute physical properties such as the quasihole propagator. The quasihole wave function, written as a coherent state representation of Jack polynomials, has an identical structure for all non-Abelian states.

AB - We compute the physical properties of non-Abelian fractional quantum Hall (FQH) states described by Jack polynomials at general filling ν=k/r. For r=2, these states are the Zk Read-Rezayi parafermions, whereas for r>2 they represent new FQH states. The r=k+1 states, multiplied by a Vandermonde determinant, are a non-Abelian alternative construction of states at fermionic filling 2/5,3/7,4/9,.... We obtain the thermal Hall coefficient, the quantum dimensions, the electron scaling exponent, and the non-Abelian quasihole propagator. The properties of the r>2 Jack polynomials indicate they are correlators of fields of nonunitary conformal field theories (CFT), but the CFT-FQH connection fails when invoked to compute physical properties such as the quasihole propagator. The quasihole wave function, written as a coherent state representation of Jack polynomials, has an identical structure for all non-Abelian states.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.246806

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.246806

M3 - Article

C2 - 19113648

AN - SCOPUS:57749089579

VL - 101

JO - Physical Review Letters

JF - Physical Review Letters

SN - 0031-9007

IS - 24

M1 - 246806

ER -