Berry phase in the composite Fermi liquid


Ji G, Shi J. Berry phase in the composite Fermi liquid. Phys. Rev. Research [Internet]. 2020;2:033329.


We derive the definition of the Berry phase for the adiabatic transport of a composite fermion (CF) in a half-filled composite Fermi liquid (CFL). It is found to be different from that adopted in previous investigations by Geraedts et al. For the standard CFL wave function, we analytically show that the Berry curvature is uniformly distributed in the momentum space. For the Jain-Kamilla wave function, we numerically show that its Berry curvature has a continuous distribution inside the Fermi sea and vanishes outside. We conclude that the CF with respect to both the microscopic wave functions is not a massless Dirac particle.


Publisher: American Physical Society