Seminar on on Disorder and strong electron correlations: "Quasiparticles and the topological order of the \nu=5/2 state"
Starts 10 Feb 2011 11:30
Ends 10 Feb 2011 20:00
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Strada Costiera, 11
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We present evidence supporting the weakly paired Moore-Read phase in the half-filled second Landau level, focusing on some of the *qualitative* features of its excitations. Based on numerical studies, we study both skyrmions and neutral excitations. Skyrmions are found to be present at low enough fields, and are promoted by disorder . We show that systems with odd particle number at the flux N_\phi=2N-3 can be interpreted as a neutral fermion mode of one unpaired fermion, which is gapped. The energetics of neutral fermions interacting with pairs of quasiparticles is found to be in agreement with predictions for non-abelian statistics of the Ising type with degenerate fusion channels 1 and \psi . In particular, we discuss signatures of the \nu=5/2 Hall liquid in photoluminescence (PL) experiments : The neutral fermion mode is found to have two distinct minima, resulting in a double-peak structure in the PL spectrum . On the other hand, a valence hole in proximity to the 2DEG induces a disorder potential that locally favours skyrmions. Thus PL signals as a probe for spin polarization in the groundstate should be interpreted conservatively.
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