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Fractonic order in infinite-component Chern-Simons gauge theories

  title={Fractonic order in infinite-component Chern-Simons gauge theories},
  author={Xiuqi Ma and Wilbur E. Shirley and Meng Cheng and Michael A. Levin and John McGreevy and Xie Chen},
  journal={arXiv: Strongly Correlated Electrons},
2+1D multi-component $U(1)$ gauge theories with a Chern-Simons (CS) term provide a simple and complete characterization of 2+1D Abelian topological orders. In this paper, we extend the theory by taking the number of component gauge fields to infinity and find that they can describe interesting types of 3+1D "fractonic" order. "Fractonic" describes the peculiar phenomena that point excitations in certain strongly interacting systems either cannot move at all or are only allowed to move in a… Expand

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