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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Fractional Quantum Hall Effect and Featureless Mott Insulators
Speaker(s): Anton Burkov
Abstract: We point out and explicitly demonstrate a close connection that exists between featureless Mott insulators and fractional quantum Hall liquids. Using magnetic Wannier states as the single-particle basis in the lowest Landau level (LLL), we demonstrate that the Hamiltonian of interacting bosons in the LLL maps onto a Hamiltonian of a featureless Mott insulator on triangular lattice, formed by the magnetic Wannier states. The Hamiltonian is remarkably simple and consists only of short-range repulsion and ring-exchange terms.
Date: 22/04/2010 - 4:00 pm
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