Structure of the string R-matrix

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DatePublished - 9 Jun 2008
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)055204
Original languageEnglish


By requiring invariance directly under the Yangian symmetry, we rederive Beisert's quantum R-matrix, in a form that carries explicit dependence on the representation labels, the braiding factors, and the spectral parameters u_i. In this way, we demonstrate that there exist a rewriting of its entries, such that the dependence on the spectral parameters is purely of difference form. Namely, the latter enter only in the combination u_1-u_2, as indicated by the shift automorphism of the Yangian. When recasted in this fashion, the entries exhibit a cleaner structure, which allows to spot new interesting relations among them. This permits to package them into a practical tensorial expression, where the non-diagonal entries are taken care by explicit combinations of symmetry algebra generators.

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9 pages, LaTeX; typos corrected

    Research areas

  • hep-th, math.QA

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