Fractional statistics and the quantum Hall effect

Daniel Arovas, J. R. Schrieffer, Frank Wilczek

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The statistics of quasiparticles entering the quantum Hall effect are deduced from the adiabatic theorem. These excitations are found to obey fractional statistics, a result closely related to their fractional charge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)722-723
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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