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In particle physics, a plekton is a theoretical kind of particle, which obeys a different style of statistics with respect to the interchange of identical particles. That is, it would be neither a boson nor a fermion, but subject to a braid statistics.[1] Such particles have been discussed as a generalization of the braid characteristics of the anyon to dimension > 2.


  1. ^ Fredenhagen, Klaus; Gaberdiel, Matthias; Rüger, Stefan (1996). "Scattering states of plektons (particles with braid group statistics) in 2+1 dimensional quantum field theory". Communications in Mathematical Physics. 175 (2): 319–335. arXiv:hep-th/9410115Freely accessible. Bibcode:1996CMaPh.175..319F. doi:10.1007/BF02102411.