A critical comparison of classical field theory and microscopic wavefunctions for skyrmions in quantum Hall ferromagnets

Дата и время публикации : 1997-05-13T23:27:04Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
M. Abolfath
J. J. Palacios
H. A. Fertig
S. M. Girvin
A. H. MacDonald

Ссылка на журнал-издание: Phys.Rev.B56:6795-6804,1997
Коментарии к cтатье: 10 pages
Первичная категория: cond-mat.mes-hall

Все категории : cond-mat.mes-hall

Краткий обзор статьи: We report on a study of the classical field theory description of charged skyrmions in quantum Hall ferromagnets. The appropriate field theory is a non-linear $sigma$ model generalized to include Coulomb and Zeeman interaction terms. We have tested the range of validity of the classical field theory by comparing with microscopic descriptions of the single skyrmion state based on the Hartree-Fock approximation, exact diagonalization calculations, and many-body trial wavefunctions. We find that the field theory description is accurate for skyrmions with moderate spin quantum numbers ($gtrsim 10$) although, as expected, it fails qualitatively for small spin quantum numbers.

Category: Physics