Zn-Baxter models and quantum symmetric spaces

Peter G.O. Freund, Anton V. Zabrodin

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The scattering of two excitations (both of the simplest kind) in the magnetic model related to the Zn-Baxter model is naturally described for n→∞ in terms of the Macdonald polynomials for root system A1. These polynomials play the role of zonal spherical functions for a two parameter family of quantum symmetric spaces. These spaces "interpolate" between various p-adic and real symmetric spaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-288
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 1992
Externally publishedYes


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