Diffeomorphism groups, anyon fields, and q commutators

Gerald A. Goldin, David H. Sharp

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We construct explicit anyon fields from unitary representations of the group diffeomorphisms of the plane, realizing braid group elements as paths in the plane transforming naturally under diffeomorphisms. The fields satisfy q-commutation relations, where q is the anyonic phase shift.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1183-1187
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1996

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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