Chiral and nonchiral edge states in quantum Hall systems with charge density modulation

Szumniak, P. and Klinovaja, J. and Loss, D.. (2016) Chiral and nonchiral edge states in quantum Hall systems with charge density modulation. Physical Review B, 93 (24). p. 5308.

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We consider a system of weakly coupled wires with quantum Hall effect (QHE) and in the presence of a spatially periodic modulation of the chemical potential along the wire, equivalent to a charge density wave (CDW). We investigate the competition between the two effects which both open a gap. We show that by changing the ratio between the amplitudes of the CDW modulation and the tunneling between wires, one can switch between nontopological CDW-dominated phase to topological QHE-dominated phase. Both phases host edge states of chiral and nonchiral nature robust to on-site disorder. However, only in the topological phase, the edge states are immune to disorder in the phase shifts of the CDWs. We provide analytical solutions for filling factor nu = 1 and study numerically effects of disorder as well as present numerical results for higher filling factors.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Theoretical Nano/Quantum Physics (Klinovaja)
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Theoretische Physik Mesoscopics (Loss)
UniBasel Contributors:Klinovaja, Jelena and Loss, Daniel
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Physical Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:15 Feb 2017 15:19

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