Two-dimensional quantum dots in high magnetic fields: Rotating-electron-molecule versus composite-fermion approach

Constantine Yannouleas, Uzi Landman
2003 Physical Review B (Condensed Matter)  
Exact diagonalization results are reported for the lowest rotational band of N=6 electrons in strong magnetic fields in the range of high angular momenta 70 <= L <= 140 (covering the corresponding range of fractional filling factors 1/5 >= nu >= 1/9). A detailed comparison of energetic, spectral, and transport properties (specifically, magic angular momenta, radial electron densities, occupation number distributions, overlaps and total energies, and exponents of current-voltage power law) shows
more » ... ge power law) shows that the recently discovered rotating-electron-molecule wave functions [Phys. Rev. B 66, 115315 (2002)] provide a superior description compared to the composite-fermion/Jastrow-Laughlin ones.
doi:10.1103/physrevb.68.035326 fatcat:4sziokfjyvhelbsu3hallknfam