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COMPOSITE FERMIONS AND THE FRACTIONAL QUANTUM HALL EFFECT IN A TWO-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRON SYSTEM

I. V. Kukushkin, J. H. Smet and K. von Klitzing

in Problems of Condensed Matter Physics

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780199238873
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191716652 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238873.003.0008

Series: International Series of Monographs on Physics

 COMPOSITE FERMIONS AND THE FRACTIONAL QUANTUM HALL EFFECT IN A TWO-DIMENSIONAL ELECTRON SYSTEM

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This chapter analyzes the fractional quantum Hall effect and composite fermions in a two-dimensional electron system. The underlying picture of a composite fermion, a quasi-particle consisting of one electron, and two magnetic flux quanta is detailed and qualitatively illustrated. Detection of the comosite fermions in cryogenic transport and optical experiments is also discussed.

Keywords: fractional quantum Hall effect; two-dimensional electron systems; quasi particle

Chapter.  5183 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Condensed Matter Physics

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