Universal properties of the wave functions of fractional quantum Hall systems

Ana Lopez, Eduardo Fradkin

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We show that the wave functions of the fluid ground states of fractional quantum Hall systems, in the thermodynamic limit, are universal at long distances and that they have a generalized Laughlin form. This universality is a consequence of the analytic properties of the equal-time density correlation functions at long distances. The correlation functions calculated from the field theoretic approach to the fractional quantum Hall effect have the correct analytic properties and the wave function calculated in the Gaussian approximation becomes exact in the asymptotic limit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2126-2129
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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