Fractional Solitons on the edge of the Fractional Quantum Hall states: Revealing topology through a non-linear dynamics

Prof. Paul Wiegmann (Simon's Center/U of Chicago)
Event Date and Time: 
Mon, 2014-03-17 12:00 - 13:00
Hennings 318
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In the talk I argue that dynamics of Fractional Quantum Hall Edge states is essentially non-linear and that it features fractionally quantized solitons propagating along the edge. Observation of solitons would be a direct evidence of fractional charges. We show that the non-linear dynamics of the Laughlin's FQH state is governed by the quantum Benjamin-Ono equation.
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