Anyonic statistics of quantum impurities in two dimensions Preprint


Author(s): Yakaboylu, Enderalp; Lemeshko, Mikhail
Title: Anyonic statistics of quantum impurities in two dimensions
Affiliation IST Austria
Abstract: We demonstrate that identical impurities interacting with a two-dimensional many-particle environment obey anyonic statistics. In particular, we find that due to the many-body interactions between the impurities and the bath, each of the impurities can be viewed as a flux-tube-charged-particle composite described by fractional "dressed" statistics. This amounts to a novel configuration with emerging anyons, which is fundamentally different from the previously studied fractional quantum Hall and Kitaev model settings. The proposed setup paves the way to realizing anyons using electrons interacting with superfluid helium or lattice phonons, as well as using atomic impurities in ultracold gases.
Keywords: Quantum gases; Atomic Physics; Quantum Physics; Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics; Other Condensed Matter
Publication Title: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume: 98
Issue 4
ISBN: 1550-235X
Publisher: American Physical Society  
Date Published: 2018-07-02
Start Page: Article number: 045402
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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.98.045402
Notes: People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under the Research Executive Agency (REA) Grant Agreement No. 291734. M.L. acknowledges support from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), under Project No. P29902-N27.
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