Dorey, P. and Dunning, C. and Tateo, R. (2009) From PT-symmetric quantum mechanics to conformal field theory. Pramana - Journal of Physics, 73 (2. Sp. Iss. SI). pp. 217-239. ISSN 0304-4289 .
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One of the simplest examples of a PT-symmetric quantum system is the scaling Yang-Lee model, a quantum field theory with cubic interaction and purely imaginary coupling. We give a historical review of some facts about this model in d <= 2 dimensions, from its original definition in connection with phase transitions in the Ising model and its relevance to polymer physics, to the role it has played in studies of integrable quantum field theory and of PT-symmetric quantum mechanics. We also discuss some more general results on PT-symmetric quantum mechanics and the ODE/IM correspondence, and mention applications to magnetic systems and cold atom physics.
|Additional information:||8th Conference on Non-Hermitian Hamiltonians in Quantum Physics Mumbai, Idia, January 13th-16th, 2009|
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Parity; time-reversal; PT symmetry; integrable models; quantum mechanics|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science)
Q Science > QC Physics
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science > Applied Mathematics|
|Depositing User:||Clare Dunning|
|Date Deposited:||27 Oct 2009 14:13|
|Last Modified:||25 Jun 2012 09:37|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23095 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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