Journal article

CHARGED CLASSICAL-SYSTEMS AND BDJ-TYPE WAVEFUNCTIONS FOR QUANTUM FLUIDS

PJ FORRESTER

JOURNAL OF PHYSICS C-SOLID STATE PHYSICS | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 1988

Abstract

Some aspects of BDJ-type wavefunctions are discussed. It is shown that a two-component BDJ-type wavefunction proposed by Halperin (1983) in relation to the anomalous quantum Hall effect contains the cyclotron mode as an elementary excitation. The effect of a periodic potential on a quantum fluid is modelled by a BDJ-type wavefunction, and criteria specifying the phase (mobile or pinned) formulated. For a one-dimensional quantum fluid in a periodic potential quantitative results for the occurrence of a pinned phase are given in terms of a dimensionless parameter in the corresponding homogeneous system. © 1988 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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