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Introduction and Summary

  • Martin Greiter
Chapter
Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 244)

Abstract

Fractional quantization, and in particular fractional statistics [1, 2], in two-dimensional quantum liquids is witnessing a renaissance of interest in present times. The field started more than a quarter of a century ago with the discovery of the fractional quantum Hall effect, which was explained by Laughlin [3] in terms of an incompressible quantum liquid supporting fractionally charged (vortex or) quasiparticle excitations.

Keywords

Spin Chain Fractional Statistic Read State Ground State Wave Function Fractional Quantum Hall Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theorie der Kondensierten Materie (TKM)Karlsruhe Institut für Technologie (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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