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Foliated Field Theory and String-Membrane-Net Condensation Picture of Fracton Order

Slagle, Kevin and Aasen, David and Williamson, Dominic (2019) Foliated Field Theory and String-Membrane-Net Condensation Picture of Fracton Order. SciPost Physics, 6 (4). Art. No. 043. ISSN 2542-4653. doi:10.21468/SciPostPhys.6.4.043.

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Foliated fracton order is a qualitatively new kind of phase of matter. It is similar to topological order, but with the fundamental difference that a layered structure, referred to as a foliation, plays an essential role and determines the mobility restrictions of the topological excitations. In this work, we introduce a new kind of field theory to describe these phases: a foliated field theory. We also introduce a new lattice model and string-membrane-net condensation picture of these phases, which is analogous to the string-net condensation picture of topological order.

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Slagle, Kevin0000-0002-8036-3447
Aasen, David0000-0002-6552-488X
Additional Information:© 2019 K. Slagle et al. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Published by the SciPost Foundation. Received 24-01-2019; Accepted 08-04-2019; Published 12-04-2019. We thank Anton Kapustin, Wilbur Shirley, Xie Chen, Zhenghan Wang, Xiao-Gang Wen, Juven Wang, Lei Chen, Alex Turzillo, Meng Cheng, Daniel Bulmash, and Yu An Chen for helpful discussions. KS is supported by the Walter Burke Institute for Theoretical Physics at Caltech. DA is supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, under the EPiQS initiative, Grant GBMF4304.
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