Local fields in boundary conformal QFT

Roberto Longo, Karl-Henning Rehren
May 31, 2004
Conformal field theory on the half-space $x>0$ of Minkowski space-time ("boundary CFT") is analyzed from an algebraic point of view, clarifying in particular the algebraic structure of local algebras and the bi-localized charge structure of local fields. The field content and the admissible boundary conditions are characterized in terms of a non-local chiral field algebra.