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Localized endomorphisms in Kitaev's toric code on the plane

Naaijkens, Pieter ORCID: 2011. Localized endomorphisms in Kitaev's toric code on the plane. Reviews in Mathematical Physics 23 (04) , p. 347. 10.1142/S0129055X1100431X

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We consider various aspects of Kitaev's toric code model on a plane in the C*-algebraic approach to quantum spin systems on a lattice. In particular, we show that elementary excitations of the ground state can be described by localized endomorphisms of the observable algebra. The structure of these endomorphisms is analyzed in the spirit of the Doplicher–Haag–Roberts program (specifically, through its generalization to infinite regions as considered by Buchholz and Fredenhagen). Most notably, the statistics of excitations can be calculated in this way. The excitations can equivalently be described by the representation theory of , i.e. Drinfel'd's quantum double of the group algebra of ℤ2.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing
ISSN: 0129-055X
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2022 09:35

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