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T-Reflection

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  • Gokce Basar
  • Aleksey Cherman
  • David A. McGady
  • Masahito Yamazaki
We point out the presence of a $T \to -T$ temperature-reflection ($T$-reflection) symmetry for the partition functions of many physical systems. Without knowledge of the origin of the symmetry, we have only been able to test the existence of $T$-reflection symmetry in systems with exactly-calculable partition functions. We show that $T$-reflection symmetry is present in a variety of conformal and non-conformal field theories and statistical mechanics models with known partition functions. For example, all minimal model partition functions in two-dimensional conformal field theories are invariant under $T$-reflections. An interesting property of the $T$-reflection symmetry is that it can be broken by shifts of the vacuum energy.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer106004
TidsskriftPhysical Review D
Vol/bind91
ISSN2470-0010
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 24 jun. 2014
Eksternt udgivetJa

    Forskningsområder

  • hep-th, cond-mat.stat-mech, math-ph, math.MP

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