Journal article

Physical combinatorics and quasiparticles

Giovanni Feverati, Paul A Pearce, Nicholas S Witte

JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS-THEORY AND EXPERIMENT | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

We consider the physical combinatorics of critical lattice models and their associated conformal field theories arising in the continuum scaling limit. As examples, we consider A-type unitary minimal models and the level-1 sℓ(2) Wess-Zumino-Witten (WZW) model. The Hamiltonian of the WZW model is the Uq(sℓ(2)) invariant XXX quantum spin chain. For simplicity,we consider these theories only in their vacuum sectors on the strip. Combinatorially, fermionic particles are introduced as certain features of RSOS paths. They are composites of dual-particles and exhibit the properties of quasiparticles. The particles and dual-particles are identified, through a conjectured energy-preserving ijection, ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

GF and PAP thank the APCTP, Pohang, South Korea, where parts of this work were carried out during the 2005 and 2008 programmes on Finite-size technology in low-dimensional quantum systems and the GGI, Florence, Italy for hospitality during the programme on Low-dimensional quantum field theories and applications, 2008. We thank the referee for many helpful comments and additional references. This work is supported by the Australian Research Council.