Turning the quantum group invariant XXZ spin-chain Hermitian: a conjecture on the invariant product

Korff, C. (2008) Turning the quantum group invariant XXZ spin-chain Hermitian: a conjecture on the invariant product. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 41(19), p. 194013. (doi:10.1088/1751-8113/41/19/194013)

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Abstract

This is a continuation of a previous joint work with Robert Weston on the quantum group invariant XXZ spin-chain (Preprint math-ph/0703085). The previous results on quasi-Hermiticity of this integrable model are briefly reviewed and then connected with a new construction of an inner product with respect to which the Hamiltonian and the representation of the Temperley–Lieb algebra become Hermitian. The approach is purely algebraic, one starts with the definition of a positive functional over the Temperley–Lieb algebra whose values can be computed graphically. Employing the Gel'fand–Naimark–Segal (GNS) construction for C*-algebras a self-adjoint representation of the Temperley–Lieb algebra is constructed when the deformation parameter q lies in a special section of the unit circle. The main conjecture of this paper is the unitary equivalence of this GNS representation with the representation obtained in the previous paper employing the ideas of PT-symmetry and quasi-Hermiticity. An explicit example is presented.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Korff, Dr Christian
Authors: Korff, C.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
ISSN:1751-8113
ISSN (Online):1751-8121
Published Online:29 April 2008

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