"Numerical Study of a Dual Representation of the Integer Quantum Hall Transition"

Kevin S. Huang: S. Raghu, and Prashant Kumar; Physical Review Letters, 02/04/21.

Additional Authors: S. Raghu, and Prashant Kumar


We study the critical properties of the noninteracting integer quantum Hall to insulator transition (IQHIT) in a “dual” composite-fermion (CF) representation. A key advantage of the CF representation over electron coordinates is that at criticality CF states are delocalized at all energies. The CF approach thus enables us to study the transition from a new vantage point. Using a lattice representation of CF mean-field theory, we compute the critical and multifractal exponents of the IQHIT. We obtain ν = 2.56 ± 0.02 and η = 0.51 ± 0.01, both of which are consistent with the predictions of the Chalker-Coddington network model formulated in the electron representation.