Absolutely Continuous Edge Spectrum of Hall Insulators on the Lattice

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The presence of chiral modes on the edges of quantum Hall samples is essential to our understanding of the quantum Hall effect. In particular, these edge modes should support ballistic transport and therefore, in a single-particle picture, be supported in the absolutely continuous spectrum of the single-particle Hamiltonian. We show in this note that if a free fermion system on the two-dimensional lattice is gapped in the bulk and has a non-vanishing Hall conductance, then the same system put on a half-space geometry supports edge modes whose spectrum fills the entire bulk gap and is absolutely continuous.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAnnales Henri Poincare
Antal sider6
ISSN1424-0637
DOI
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 16 aug. 2021

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