The edge structure of the ν=2/3 fractional quantum Hall state has been studied for several decades, but recent experiments, exhibiting upstream neutral mode(s), a plateau at a Hall conductance of 13(e2/h) through a quantum point contact, and a crossover of the effective charge, from e/3 at high temperature to 2e/3 at low temperature, could not be explained by a single theory. Here we develop such a theory, based on edge reconstruction due to a confining potential with finite slope, that admits an additional ν=1/3 incompressible strip near the edge. Renormalization group analysis of the effective edge theory due to disorder and interactions explains the experimental observations.
- Received 4 June 2013
- Published 9 December 2013
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