Exactly soluble local bosonic cocycle models, statistical transmutation, and simplest time-reversal symmetric topological orders in 3+1 dimensions

@article{Wen2017ExactlySL,
  title={Exactly soluble local bosonic cocycle models, statistical transmutation, and simplest time-reversal symmetric topological orders in 3+1 dimensions},
  author={Xiao-Gang Wen},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2017},
  volume={95},
  pages={205142}
}
  • X. Wen
  • Published 5 December 2016
  • Physics
  • Physical Review B
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