Braids, Transversal Links and the Khovanov-rozansky Theory

@inproceedings{Hao2006BraidsTL,
  title={Braids, Transversal Links and the Khovanov-rozansky Theory},
  author={W. L. Hao},
  year={2006}
}
We establish some inequalities for the Khovanov-Rozansky cohomologies of braids. These give new upper bounds of the self-linking numbers of transversal links in standard contact S3 which are sharper than the well-known bound given by the HOMFLY polynomial. We also introduce a sequence of transversal link invariants and discuss some of their properties.