Plateau transitions in fractional quantum Hall liquids

Ken-Ichiro Imura 1

European Physical Journal B 15 (2000) 155-160

Effects of backward scattering between fractional quantum Hall (FQH) edge modes are studied. Based on the edge-state picture for hierarchical FQH liquids, we discuss the possibility of the transitions between different plateaux of the tunneling conductance $G$. We find a selection rule for the sequence which begins with a conductance $G=m/(mp\pm 1)$ ($m$: integer, $p$: even integer) in units of $e^2/h$. The shot-noise spectrum as well as the scaling behavior of the tunneling current is calculated explicitly.

• 1. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud