Fractional Solitons on the edge of the Fractional Quantum Hall states: Revealing topology through a non-linear dynamics

17 Mar2014

Speaker: Paul Wiegmann, Simon's Center, University of Chicago

Time: March 17, 2014 12:00 - 13:00


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6224 Agricultural Rd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

In the talk I argue that dynamics of Fractional Quantum Hall Edge states is essentially non-linear and that it features fractionally quantized solitons propagating along the edge. Observation of solitons would be a direct evidence of fractional charges. We show that the non-linear dynamics of the Laughlin’s FQH state is governed by the quantum Benjamin-Ono equation.

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