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On the Quantization of the Coefficient of the Abelian {Chern-Simons} Term

Authors
  • Polychronakos, Alexios P.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1990
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0370-2693(90)91482-Q
OAI: oai:inspirehep.net:27025
Source
INSPIRE-HEP
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Abstract

We point out that the coefficient of the abelian Chern-Simons term need not be quantized, even in the case of compact U(1) group. Instead, the quantum theory is qualitatively different for integer or rational values of that coefficient.

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