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Anomalous Quantum Hall Effect: An Incompressible Quantum Fluid with Fractionally Charged Excitations

Phys. Rev. Lett. 50, 1395 – Published 2 May 1983
R. B. Laughlin


This Letter presents variational ground-state and excited-state wave functions which describe the condensation of a two-dimensional electron gas into a new state of matter.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.50.1395

  • Received 22 February 1983
  • Published in the issue dated 2 May 1983

© 1983 The American Physical Society

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R. B. Laughlin

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, University of California, Livermore, California 94550

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