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Title: Generating boundary conditions for integrable field theories using defects
Author: Hills, Daniel
ISNI:       0000 0004 6060 8245
Awarding Body: University of York
Current Institution: University of York
Date of Award: 2016
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In this thesis, we examine the construction and characteristics of generalised reflection matrices, within the a_1^(1), a_2^(1) and a_2^(2) integrable affine Toda field theories. In doing so, we generalise the existing finite-dimensional reflection matrices because our construction involves the dressing of an integrable boundary with a defect. Within this framework, an integrable defect's ability to store an unlimited amount of topological charge is exploited, therefore all generalised solutions are intrinsically infinite-dimensional and exhibit interesting features. Overall, further evidence of the rich interplay between integrable defects and boundaries is provided. It is hoped that the generalised solutions presented in this thesis are potential quantum analogues of more general classical integrable boundary conditions.
Supervisor: Corrigan, Edward Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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