J. Phys. I France
Volume 5, Numéro 11, November 1995
Page(s) 1385 - 1388
DOI: 10.1051/jp1:1995205
J. Phys. I France 5 (1995) 1385-1388

An Alternative Understanding of the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect

Z.D. Wang, Jian-Xin Zhu and Yun Wang

Department of Physics, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

(Received 29 May 1995, revised 16 July 1995, accepted 11 September 1995)

We show that, in the presence of a strong magnetic field, a two-dimensional interacting electron gas can effectively be described by a Hamiltonian of `free' hard-core anions subject to the magnetic field. According to a new understanding proposed for a set of specific anionic systems, we explain the fractional quantum Hall effect in a very simple way.

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