Fractional Quantum Hall State

Computer graphics visualizing the Laughlin wave function for the nu=1/3 FQHE state. The green balls represent electrons that are pinned momentarily in the two-dimensional plane. The blue mountain represents the charge distribution of one "free" prototype electron moving in the presence of the magnetic field and the potential of the other (green) electrons. The black arrows are magnetic flux quanta bound to electrons.

This image was generated by Tom Duff

More information on this subject can be found in SCIENCE 248, pg 1461 (1990).

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