Skyrmions in higher Landau levels

X. G. Wu, S. L. Sondhi

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We calculate the energies of quasiparticles with large numbers of reversed spins (skyrmions) for odd-integer filling factors ν=2k+1, k1. We find, in contrast with the known result for ν=1 (k=0), that these quasiparticles always have higher energy than the fully polarized ones and hence are not the low-energy charged excitations, even at small Zeeman energies. It follows that skyrmions are the relevant quasiparticles only at ν=1, 1/3, and 1/5.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14725-14728
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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