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@inproceedings{Motrunich2003EmergentPA, title={Emergent Photons and New Transitions in the O ( 3 ) Sigma Model with Hedgehog Suppression}, author={Olexei I. Motrunich and Ashvin Vishwanath}, year={2003} }

- Published 2003

We study the effect of hedgehog suppression in the O(3) sigma model in D=2+1. We show via Monte Carlo simulations that the sigma model can be disordered while effectively forbidding these point topological defects. The resulting paramagnetic state has gauge charged matter with half-integer spin (spinons) and also an emergent gauge field (photons), whose… CONTINUE READING

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