nLab string-net model



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In condensed matter theory, string-net models were introduced as lattice models for 2-dimensional topological phases of matter exhibiting topological order. The name essentially derives from the fact that the main degrees of freedom are located on the lattice edges.


Original articles:

In terms of tensor networks:

Further development:

Review and exposition:

Constructing correlators in rational conformal field theory via string net models:

Constructing modular functors from pivotal bicategories using string net models:


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