Unconventional Zn parton states at ν=7/3: Role of finite width

William N. Faugno, Tongzhou Zhao, Ajit C. Balram, Thierry Jolicoeur, Jainendra K. Jain

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A recent work [Balram, Jain, and Barkeshli, Phys. Rev. Res. 2, 013349 (2020)2643-156410.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.013349] has suggested that an unconventional state describing Zn superconductivity of composite bosons, which supports excitations with charge 1/(3n) of the electron charge, is energetically better than the Laughlin wave function at ν=7/3 in GaAs systems. All experiments to date, however, are consistent with the latter. To address this discrepancy, we study the effect of finite width on the ground state and predict a phase transition from an unconventional Zn state at small widths to the Laughlin state for widths exceeding ∼1.5 magnetic lengths. We also determine the parameter region where an unconventional state is stabilized in the one-third filled zeroth Landau level in bilayer graphene. The roles of Landau level mixing and spin are also considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number085303
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number8
StatePublished - Feb 5 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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