Anyons

Quantum Mechanics of Particles with Fractional Statistics

  • Alberto Lerda

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics Monographs book series (LNPMGR, volume 14)

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Introduction

Particles with fractional statistics interpolating between bosons and fermions have attracted considerable interest from mathematical physicists. In recent years it has emerged that these so-called anyons have rather unexpected applications, such as the fractional Hall effect, anyonic excitations in films of liquid helium, and high-temrperature superconductivity. Furthermore, they are discussed also in the context of conformal field theories. This book is a systematic and pedagogical introduction that considers the subject of anyons from many different points of view. In particular, the author presents the relation of anyons to braid groups and Chern-Simons field theory and devotes three chapters to physical applications. The book, while being of interest to researchers, primarily addresses advanced students of mathematics and physics.

Keywords

Anyon Dimension Feldtheorie Field Theory Fractional Statistics Fraktionale Statistik Hall-Effect Hall-Effekt Quantenmechanik Quantum Mechanics Statistical Mechanics Statistische Mechanik mathematics particles physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Alberto Lerda
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica TeoricaUniversitá di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-47466-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-56105-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47466-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-7677
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