Twist defects and projective non-Abelian braiding statistics

@article{Barkeshli2013TwistDA,
  title={Twist defects and projective non-Abelian braiding statistics},
  author={Maissam Barkeshli and Chao-Ming Jian and Xiao-liang Qi},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2013},
  volume={87},
  pages={045130}
}
It has recently been realized that a general class of non-Abelian defects can be created in conventional topological states by introducing extrinsic defects, such as lattice dislocations or superconductor-ferromagnet domain walls in conventional quantum Hall states or topological insulators. In this paper, we begin by placing these defects within the broader conceptual scheme of extrinsic twist defects associated with symmetries of the topological state. We explicitly study several classes of… Expand
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