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Title: End States, Ladder Compounds, and Domain-Wall Fermions

Abstract

A magnetic field applied to a cross-linked ladder compound can generate isolated electronic states bound to the ends of the chain. After exploring the interference phenomena responsible, I discuss a connection to the domain-wall approach to chiral fermions in lattice gauge theory. The robust nature of the states under small variations of the bond strengths is tied to chiral symmetry and the multiplicative renormalization of fermion masses. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Physics Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
686573
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 83; Journal Issue: 13; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
66 PHYSICS; DOMAIN STRUCTURE; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; CHIRAL SYMMETRY; FERMIONS; LATTICE FIELD THEORY; GAUGE INVARIANCE; SURFACES

Citation Formats

Creutz, M. End States, Ladder Compounds, and Domain-Wall Fermions. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.2636.
Creutz, M. End States, Ladder Compounds, and Domain-Wall Fermions. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.2636.
Creutz, M. Wed . "End States, Ladder Compounds, and Domain-Wall Fermions". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.2636.
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author = {Creutz, M.},
abstractNote = {A magnetic field applied to a cross-linked ladder compound can generate isolated electronic states bound to the ends of the chain. After exploring the interference phenomena responsible, I discuss a connection to the domain-wall approach to chiral fermions in lattice gauge theory. The robust nature of the states under small variations of the bond strengths is tied to chiral symmetry and the multiplicative renormalization of fermion masses. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.2636},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 13,
volume = 83,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}