Quantum mechanics of fractional-spin particles

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Abstract

Composites formed from charged particles and vortices in (2+1)-dimensional models, or flux tubes in three-dimensional models, can have any (fractional) angular momentum. The statistics of these objects, like their spin, interpolates continuously between the usual boson and fermion cases. How this works for two-particle quantum mechanics is discussed here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)957-959
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume49
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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