Fractional oscillations


An electrical interferometer device has detected interference patterns that suggest anyons could be conclusively demonstrated in the near future.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

Fig. 1: Fabry–Pérot interferometer for quantum Hall edge modes.


  1. 1.

    Leinaas, J. M. & Myrheim, J. Nuovo Cimento 37B, 1–23 (1977).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  2. 2.

    Halperin, B. I. Phys. Rev. Lett. 52, 1583–1586 (1984).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  3. 3.

    Arovas, D., Schrieffer, J. R. & Wilczek, F. Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, 722–723 (1984).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  4. 4.

    Nayak, C., Simon, S. H., Stern, A., Freedman, M. & Das Sarma, S. Rev. Mod. Phys. 80, 1083–1159 (2008).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  5. 5.

    Nakamura, J. et al. Nat. Phys. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-019-0441-8 (2019).

  6. 6.

    de C. Chamon, C., Freed, D. E., Kivelson, S. A., Sondhi, S. L. & Wen, X. G. Phys. Rev. B 55, 2331–2343 (1997).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  7. 7.

    Halperin, B. I., Stern, A., Neder, I. & Rosenow, B. Phys. Rev. B 83, 155440 (2011).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  8. 8.

    Zhang, Y. et al. Phys. Rev. B 79, 241304 (2009).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

  9. 9.

    Ofek, N. et al. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 107, 5276–5281 (2010).

    ADS  Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information



Corresponding author

Correspondence to Steven H. Simon.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Simon, S.H. Fractional oscillations. Nat. Phys. 15, 527–528 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-019-0461-4

Download citation