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Detecting Non-Abelian Statistics in the nu=5/2 Fractional Quantum Hall State

Bonderson, Parsa and Kitaev, Alexei and Shtengel, Kirill (2006) Detecting Non-Abelian Statistics in the nu=5/2 Fractional Quantum Hall State. Physical Review Letters, 96 (1). Art. No. 016803. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.016803.

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In this Letter we propose an interferometric experiment to detect non-Abelian quasiparticle statistics—one of the hallmark characteristics of the Moore-Read state expected to describe the observed fractional quantum Hall effect plateau at nu=5/2. The implications for using this state for constructing a topologically protected qubit as has been recently proposed by Das Sarma et al. are also addressed.

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Additional Information:©2006 The American Physical Society (Received 30 August 2005; published 6 January 2006) The authors would like to thank W. Bishara, N. Bonesteel, C. Chamon, J. Eisenstein, E. Fradkin, F. D. M. Haldane, S. Simon, N.-C. Yeh, and especially C. Nayak for many illuminating discussions. This work was supported in part by the NSF under Grant No. EIA-0086038 and the ARO under Grant No. W911NF-04-1-0236. K. S. would also like to acknowledge the hospitality of the Aspen Center for Physics.
Subject Keywords:quantum Hall effect; interferometry; quasiparticles
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