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@inproceedings{Kmr2017AnyonsAN, title={Anyons are not energy eigenspaces of quantum double Hamiltonians}, author={Anna K{\'o}m{\'a}r and Olivier Landon-Cardinal}, year={2017} }

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Kitaev’s quantum double models, including the toric code, are canonical examples of quantum topological models on a 2D spin lattice. Their Hamiltonian defines the groundspace by imposing an energy penalty to any nontrivial flux or charge, but does not distinguish among those. We generalize this construction by introducing a novel family of Hamiltonians made… CONTINUE READING

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