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# String winding modes from charge non-conservation in compact Chern-Simons theory

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Physics Letters B (Impact Factor: 6.13). 02/1997; 394(1-2):67-74. DOI: 10.1016/S0370-2693(96)01692-9 Source: arXiv

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