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Towards an explicit construction of local observables in integrable quantum field theories

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JournalAnnales Henri Poincare
DateAccepted/In press - 6 Sep 2019
DateE-pub ahead of print - 20 Sep 2019
DatePublished (current) - 26 Nov 2019
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)3889-3926
Early online date20/09/19
Original languageEnglish


We present a new viewpoint on the construction of pointlike local fields in integrable models of quantum field theory. As usual, we define these local observables by their form factors; but rather than exhibiting their n-point functions and verifying the Wightman axioms, we aim to establish them as closed operators affiliated with a net of local von Neumann algebras, which is defined indirectly via wedge-local quantities. We also investigate whether these fields have the Reeh-Schlieder property, and in which sense they generate the net of algebras. Our investigation focuses on scalar models without bound states. We establish sufficient criteria for the existence of averaged fields as closable operators, and complete the construction in the specific case of the massive Ising model.

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