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More Exotic Field Theories in 3+1 Dimensions

by Pranay Gorantla, Ho Tat Lam, Nathan Seiberg, Shu-Heng Shao

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Pranay Gorantla · Ho Tat Lam
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Preprint Link: scipost_202010_00014v1  (pdf)
Date accepted: 2020-11-09
Date submitted: 2020-10-15 18:39
Submitted by: Lam, Ho Tat
Submitted to: SciPost Physics
Ontological classification
Academic field: Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics - Theory
  • High-Energy Physics - Theory
Approach: Theoretical


We continue the exploration of nonstandard continuum field theories related to fractons in 3+1 dimensions. Our theories exhibit exotic global and gauge symmetries, defects with restricted mobility, and interesting dualities. Depending on the model, the defects are the probe limits of either fractonic particles, strings, or strips. One of our models is the continuum limit of the plaquette Ising lattice model, which features an important role in the construction of the X-cube model.

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We have added the second paragraph in the beginning of the introduction (including the bullet points) to address referee's comments.

Published as SciPost Phys. 9, 073 (2020)

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Anonymous Report 1 on 2020-10-17 (Invited Report)


I appreciate the changes the authors made to the manuscript. I think it is now ready to be published.

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