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Space-time geometry of topological phases

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The 2 + 1 dimensional lattice models of Levin and Wen (2005) [1] provide the most general known microscopic construction of topological phases of matter. Based heavily on the mathematical structure of category theory, many of the special properties of these models are not obvious. In the current paper, we present a geometrical space-time picture of the partition function of the Levin-Wen models which can be described as doubles (two copies with opposite chiralities) of underlying anyon theori...

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10.1016/j.aop.2010.06.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Theoretical Physics
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Volume:
325
Issue:
11
Pages:
2550-2593
Publication date:
2010-11-01
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EISSN:
1096-035X
ISSN:
0003-4916
Language:
English
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pubs:158964
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uuid:f7f0432c-4858-4f6b-b20a-fe9b7e64a174
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pubs:158964
Source identifiers:
158964
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2012-12-19

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