Motivated by the appearance of a "reflection symmetry" in transport experiments and the absence of statistical periodicity in relativistic quantum field theories, we propose a series of relativistic composite fermion theories for the compressible states appearing at filling fractions ν=1/2n in quantum Hall systems. These theories consist of electrically neutral Dirac fermions attached to 2n flux quanta via an emergent Chern-Simons gauge field. While not possessing an explicit particle-hole symmetry, these theories reproduce the known Jain sequence states proximate to ν=1/2n, and we show that such states can be related by the observed reflection symmetry, at least at mean-field level. We further argue that the lowest Landau-level limit requires that the Dirac fermions be tuned to criticality, whether or not this symmetry extends to the compressible states themselves.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics