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Gray categories with duals and their diagrams

@article{Barrett2012GrayCW,
  title={Gray categories with duals and their diagrams},
  author={John W. Barrett and Catherine Meusburger and Gregor Schaumann},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Algebra},
  year={2012}
}
The geometric and algebraic properties of Gray categories with duals are investigated by means of a diagrammatic calculus. The diagrams are three-dimensional stratifications of a cube, with regions, surfaces, lines and vertices labelled by Gray category data. These can be viewed as a generalisation of ribbon diagrams. The Gray categories present two types of duals, which are extended to Gray category functors with natural isomorphisms, and correspond directly to symmetries of the diagrams. It… 
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