Quantum group symmetries and completeness for A(2) 2n open spin chains

Ibrahim Ahmed, Rafael Nepomechie, Chunguang Wang

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We argue that the Hamiltonians for A(2) 2n open quantum spin chains corresponding to two choices of integrable boundary conditions have the symmetries Uq(Bn) and Uq (Cn), respectively. We find a formula for the Dynkin labels of the Bethe states (which determine the degeneracies of the corresponding eigenvalues) in terms of the numbers of Bethe roots of each type. With the help of this formula, we verify numerically (for a generic value of the anisotropy parameter) that the degeneracies and multiplicities of the spectra implied by the quantum group symmetries are completely described by the Bethe ansatz.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number284002
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Issue number28
StatePublished - Jun 19 2017


  • Bethe ansatz
  • Quantum group
  • quantum integrability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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