Is the “particle number” of “electrons” well defined in Wen's string-net theory of elementary particles?
According to professor Wen's string-net theory(Colloquium: Photons and electrons as emergent phenomena, Levin and Wen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 871(2005), see e.g. http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0407140), ...
Consider a quantum system in thermal equilibrium with a heat bath. In determining the density operator of the system, the usual procedure is to maximize the von Neumann entropy subject to the ...