Excitonic collapse of higher Landau level fractional quantum Hall effect

V. W. Scarola, Kwon Park, J. K. Jain

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The scarcity of the fractional quantum Hall effect in higher Landau levels is a most intriguing fact when contrasted with its great abundance in the lowest Landau level. This paper shows that a suppression of the hard core repulsion in going from the lowest Landau level to higher Landau levels leads to a collapse of the energy of the neutral excitation, destabilizing all fractional states in the third and higher Landau levels, and almost all in the second Landau level. The remaining fractions are in agreement with those observed experimentally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberR16259
Pages (from-to)R16259-R16262
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 15 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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