Statistical mechanics of anyons

Daniel P. Arovas, Robert Schrieffer, Frank Wilczek, A. Zee

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We study the statistical mechanics of a two-dimensional gas of free anyons-particles which interpolate between Bose-Einstein and Fermi-Dirac character. Thermodynamic quantities are discussed in the low-density regime. In particular, the second virial coefficient is evaluated by two different methods and is found to exhibit a simple, periodic, but nonanalytic behavior as a function of the statistics determining parameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-126
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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