Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar
"On the effective hydrodynamics of Quantum Hall fluids"
Presented by Alexander Abanov, Stony Brook University
Friday, March 1, 2013, 2 pm
Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510
Hosted by: Vladimir Skokov
We present a classical hydrodynamic model of a two-dimensional fluid which has many properties of Fractional Quantum Hall effect. This model incorporates the FQHE relation between the vorticity and density of the fluid and exhibits the Hall viscosity and Hall conductivity found in FQHE liquids. We describe the relation of the model to the Chern-Simons-Ginzburg-Landau theory of FQHE and show how Laughlin's wave function is annihilated by the quantum velocity operator.