Laughlin-Jastrow-correlated Wigner crystal in a strong magnetic field

Дата и время публикации : 1998-03-09T19:31:52Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Hangmo Yi
H. A. Fertig

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Первичная категория: cond-mat.mes-hall

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Краткий обзор статьи: We propose a new ground state trial wavefunction for a two-dimensional Wigner crystal in a strong perpendicular magnetic field. The wavefunction includes Laughlin-Jastrow correlations between electron pairs, and may be interpreted as a crystal state of composite fermions or composite bosons. Treating the power $m$ of the Laughlin-Jastrow factor as a variational parameter, we use quantum Monte Carlo simulations to compute the energy of these new states. We find that our wavefunctions have lower energy than existing crystalline wavefunctions in the lowest Landau level. Our results are consistent with experimental observations of the filling factor at which the transition between the fractional quantum Hall liquid and the Wigner crystal occurs for electron systems. Exchange contributions to the wavefunctions are estimated quantitatively and shown to be negligible for sufficiently small filling factors.

Category: Physics