Twisted foliated fracton order


Chen, X. (2019). Twisted foliated fracton order. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/19040092


Chen, Xie. Twisted foliated fracton order. Perimeter Institute, Apr. 22, 2019, https://pirsa.org/19040092


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:19040092,
            doi = {10.48660/19040092},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/19040092},
            author = {Chen, Xie},
            keywords = {Condensed Matter},
            language = {en},
            title = {Twisted foliated fracton order},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2019},
            month = {apr},
            note = {PIRSA:19040092 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Xie Chen California Institute of Technology


In the study of three-dimensional gapped models, two-dimensional gapped states can be considered as a free resource. This is the basic idea underlying our proposal of the notion of `foliated fracton order'. Using this idea, we have found that many of the known type-I fracton models, like the X-cube model and the checkerboard model, have the same foliated fracton order. In this talk, I will present three-dimensional fracton models with a different kind of foliated fracton order. The previously known foliated fracton order corresponds to the gauge theory of a simple paramagnet with subsystem planar symmetry. The new order corresponds to a twisted version of the gauge theory where the system before gauging has nontrivial order protected by the subsystem planar symmetries. I will discuss a way to identify the nontrivial order by compactifying the system in the z direction and analyzing the resulting two dimensional order.