From affine Hecke algebras to boundary symmetries

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Abstract

Motivated by earlier works we employ appropriate realizations of the affine Hecke algebra and we recover previously known non-diagonal solutions of the reflection equation for the $U_{q}(\hat{gl_n})$ case. The corresponding $N$ site spin chain with open boundary conditions is then constructed and boundary non-local charges associated to the non-diagonal solutions of the reflection equation are derived, as coproduct realizations of the reflection algebra. With the help of linear intertwining relations involving the aforementioned solutions of the reflection equation, the symmetry of the open spin chain with the corresponding boundary conditions is exhibited, being essentially a remnant of the $U_{q}(\hat{gl_{n}})$ algebra. More specifically, we show that representations of certain boundary non-local charges commute with the generators of the affine Hecke algebra and with the local Hamiltonian of the open spin chain for a particular choice of boundary conditions. Furthermore, we are able to show that the transfer matrix of the open spin chain commutes with a certain number of boundary non-local charges, depending on the choice of boundary conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493–530
Number of pages38
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume725
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Oct 2005

Keywords

  • math-ph
  • hep-th
  • math.MP
  • nlin.SI
  • 81R50, 17B37

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