We explore the structure of the bosonic analogues of the k-clustered 'parafermion' quantum Hall states. We show how the many-boson wavefunctions of k-clustered quantum Hall droplets appear naturally as matrix elements of ladder operators in integrable representations of the affine Lie algebra su(2) k. Using results of Feigin and Stoyanovsky, we count the dimensions of spaces of symmetric polynomials with given k-clustering properties and show that as the droplet size grows the partition function of its edge excitations evolves into the character of the representation. This confirms that the Hilbert space of edge states coincides with the representation space of the su(2)k edge-current algebra. We also show that a spin-singlet, two-component k-clustered boson fluid is similarly related to integrable representations of su(3). Parafermions are not necessary for these constructions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)