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Foliated-Exotic Duality in Fractonic BF Theories

by Kantaro Ohmori, Shutaro Shimamura

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Shutaro Shimamura
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Date accepted: 2023-04-18
Date submitted: 2023-02-07 03:38
Submitted by: Shimamura, Shutaro
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
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Academic field: Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics - Theory
  • High-Energy Physics - Theory
Approach: Theoretical


There has been proposed two continuum descriptions of fracton systems: foliated quantum field theories (FQFTs) and exotic quantum field theories. Certain fracton systems are believed to admit descriptions by both, and hence a duality is expected between such a class of FQFTs and exotic QFTs. In this paper we study this duality in detail for concrete examples in $2+1$ and $3+1$ dimensions. In the examples, both sides of the continuum theories are of $BF$-type, and we find the explicit correspondences of gauge-invariant operators, gauge fields, parameters, and allowed singularities and discontinuities. This deepens the understanding of dualities in fractonic quantum field theories.

Published as SciPost Phys. 14, 164 (2023)

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