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The quantum dance of electrons reveals hidden secrets

Published on:

1 February 2022

Primary Category:

Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics

Paper Authors:

Saurabh Kumar Srivastav,

Ravi Kumar,

Christian Spånslätt,

K. Watanabe,

T. Taniguchi,

Alexander D. Mirlin,

Yuval Gefen,

Anindya Das

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Researchers studied quantum Hall effect in graphene devices under strong magnetic fields

They measured thermal conductance to probe topological properties of fractional quantum Hall states

Thermal conductance reveals number of edge modes in these exotic states

Technique extracts topological quantum numbers characterizing fractional quantum Hall states

New approach to unveil hidden properties of quantum materials through heat transport

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The quantum dance of electrons reveals hidden secrets

This paper investigates the intricate quantum mechanical behavior of electrons in graphene under strong magnetic fields. The researchers demonstrate a new technique to probe the topological properties of exotic quantum states called fractional quantum Hall states. By carefully measuring thermal conductance, they extract the topological quantum numbers of these states, revealing their hidden internal structure. Their approach opens a new window into the quantum world, allowing us to visualize the delicate dance of electrons that gives rise to remarkable phenomena.

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