Levin-Wen model

The Levin-Wen model is a model (in theoretical physics) for certain phenomena in 2-dimensional solid state physics. It can be regarded as a 3d TQFT.

The 4d TQFT analog of the Levin-Wen model is the Walker-Wang model.

The original article is

- Michael Levin, Xiao-Gang Wen,
*String-net condensation: A physical mechanism for topological phases*, Phys.Rev. B71 (2005) 045110 (arXiv:cond-mat/0404617)

A discussion of the Levin-Wen model as an extended 2d TQFT formulated using tensor categories is in

- Alexei Kitaev, Liang Kong,
*Levin-Wen models and tensor categories*(pdf)

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