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Energetics of Pfaffian–anti-Pfaffian domains

Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics American Physical Society 101 (2020) 041302(R)

S Simon, M Ippoliti, MP Zaletel, EH Rezayi

In several recent works it has been proposed that, due to disorder, the experimentally observed ν = 5/2 quantum Hall state could be microscopically composed of domains of Pfaffian order along with domains of anti-Pfaffian order. We numerically examine the energetics required for forming such domains and conclude that for the parameters appropriate for recent experiments, such domains would not occur.

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