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Self-Dual Chern-Simons Theories [electronic resource] / by Gerald Dunne.

Author/Creator:
Dunne, Gerald. author., Author,
Edition:
1st ed. 1995.
Publication:
Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer, 1995.
Series:
Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs, 0940-7677 ; 36
Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs, 0940-7677 ; 36
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (X, 222 p.)
Subjects:
Quantum physics.
Quantum computers.
Spintronics.
Elementary particles (Physics).
Quantum field theory.
Local subjects:
Quantum Physics. (search)
Quantum Information Technology, Spintronics. (search)
Elementary Particles, Quantum Field Theory. (search)
Language:
English
Summary:
Self-dual Chern-Simons theories form a new class of self-dual gauge theories and provide a field theoretical formulation of anyonic excitations in planar (i.e., two-space-dimensional) systems. Much of the recent attention of these theories is due to the surprising and novel ways in which they differ from the standard Maxwell, or Yang-Mills, gauge theories. These Chern-Simons theories are particular to planar systems and have therefore received added research impetus from recent experimental and theoretical breakthroughs in actual planar condensed-matter systems, such as the quantum Hall effect. This book gives a pedagogical introduction to the basic properties of the "self-dual" Chern-Simons theories, concluding with an overview of more advanced results and an extensive bibliography. Such models possess Bogomol'nyi energy bounds, topological charges, vortex solutions, and supersymmetric extensions, features which are familiar from other well-known self-dual systems such as instantons, monopoles, and vortices. This book is intended mainly for graduate students having some familiarity with gauge theory, but will also be of interest to researchers in related fields.
Contents:
Abelian Nonrelativistic Model
Nonabelian Nonrelativistic Model
Abelian Relativistic Model
Nonabelian Relativistic Model
Quantum Aspects.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
3-540-44777-6
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-540-44777-1 doi
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