Kohn-sham theory of the fractional quantum hall effect

Yayun Hu, J. K. Jain

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We formulate the Kohn-Sham (KS) equations for the fractional quantum Hall effect by mapping the original electron problem into an auxiliary problem of composite fermions that experience a density dependent effective magnetic field. Self-consistent solutions of the KS equations demonstrate that our formulation captures not only configurations with nonuniform densities but also topological properties such as fractional charge and fractional braid statistics for the quasiparticles excitations. This method should enable a realistic modeling of the edge structure, the effect of disorder, spin physics, screening, and of fractional quantum Hall effect in mesoscopic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number176802
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number17
StatePublished - Oct 25 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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