© 1990

The Quantum Hall Effect

  • Richard E. Prange
  • Steven M. Girvin

Part of the Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics book series (GTCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Richard E. Prange
      Pages 1-35
  3. The Integer Effect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. Richard E. Prange
      Pages 69-99
    3. David J. Thouless
      Pages 101-116
    4. Adrianus M. M. Pruisken
      Pages 117-173
  4. The Fractional Effect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. Albert M. Chang
      Pages 175-232
    3. Robert B. Laughlin
      Pages 233-301
    4. F. Duncan, M. Haldane
      Pages 303-352
    5. Steven M. Girvin
      Pages 353-380
  5. The Quantum Hall Effect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
    2. Steven M. Girvin
      Pages 381-399
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 401-473

About this book


After a foreword by Klaus von Klitzing, the first chapters of this book discuss the prehistory and the theoretical basis as well as the implications of the discovery of the Quantum Hall effect on superconductivity, superfluidity, and metrology, including experimentation. The second half of this volume is concerned with the theory of and experiments on the many body problem posed by fractional effect. Specific unsolved problems are mentioned throughout the book and a summary is made in the final chapter.

The quantum Hall effect was discovered on about the hundredth anniversary of Hall's original work, and the finding was announced in 1980 by von Klitzing, Dorda and Pepper. Klaus von KIitzing was awarded the 1985 Nobel prize in physics for this discovery.


Potential QHE Quantum Hall effect chemistry electron field theory geometry invariant materials science scattering semiconductor topological quantum number vortices

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard E. Prange
    • 1
  • Steven M. Girvin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Quantum Hall Effect
  • Editors Richard E. Prange
    Steven M. Girvin
  • Series Title Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-97177-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-3350-3
  • Series ISSN 0938-037X
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 473
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Strongly Correlated Systems, Superconductivity
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