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Title:  Electronic quantum fluids in graphene and quantum Hall systems
Author:  Glenn Wagner
As Contributor:   Glenn Wagner
Type: Ph.D.
Field: Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics - Theory
Approach: Theoretical
Degree granting institution:  University of Oxford
Supervisor(s): Steven Simon
Defense date:  2021-07-28


This thesis focuses on several examples of strongly correlated electronic quantum fluids. In chapter 2 we use a kinetic theory approach to describe the transport properties of bilayer graphene near charge neutrality. After solving the semiclassical Boltzmann equation, we find that the results are well approximated by a hydrodynamic two-fluid model. A fluid of electrons and a fluid of holes interact with each other via Coulomb drag. Chapter 3 looks at quantum Hall edges. We consider a quantum Hall edge coupled to a driven quantum dot and compute the current on the edge downstream from the contact. We show that Coulomb interactions between the dot and the edge renormalize the charge in the current pulses. Chapter 4 focuses on the bilayer quantum Hall system. Two layers of quantum Hall fluid are separated by a variable distance. At large interlayer separation, we have two well-separated composite Fermi liquids and we consider the pairing between the two layers as the interlayer separation is decreased. We propose a new trial state for this paired phase of matter and use exact diagonalization numerics to investigate this proposal.

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