Anyons from strings

Luca Mezincescu, Paul K. Townsend

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The Nambu-Goto string in a three-dimensional (3D) Minkowski spacetime is quantized preserving Lorentz invariance and parity. The spectrum of massive states contains anyons. An ambiguity in the ground state energy is resolved by the 3D N=1 Green-Schwarz superstring, which has massless ground states describing a dilaton and dilatino, and first-excited states of spin 1/4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number191601
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
StatePublished - Nov 5 2010

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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