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    SU(N) Meander Determinants

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    We propose a generalization of meanders, i.e., configurations of non-selfintersecting loops crossing a line through a given number of points, to SU(N). This uses the reformulation of meanders as pairs of reduced elements of the Temperley-Lieb algebra, a SU(2)-related quotient of the Hecke algebra, with a natural generalization to SU(N). We also derive explicit formulas for SU(N) meander determinants, defined as the Gram determinants of the corresponding bases of the Hecke algebra.Comment: TeX using harvmac.tex and epsf.tex, 60 pages (l-mode), 5 figure

    Combinatorial point for higher spin loop models

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    Integrable loop models associated with higher representations (spin k/2) of U_q(sl(2)) are investigated at the point q=-e^{i\pi/(k+2)}. The ground state eigenvalue and eigenvectors are described. Introducing inhomogeneities into the models allows to derive a sum rule for the ground state entries.Comment: latest version adds some reference

    Fully Packed O(n=1) Model on Random Eulerian Triangulations

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    We introduce a matrix model describing the fully-packed O(n) model on random Eulerian triangulations (i.e. triangulations with all vertices of even valency). For n=1 the model is mapped onto a particular gravitational 6-vertex model with central charge c=1, hence displaying the expected shift c -> c+1 when going from ordinary random triangulations to Eulerian ones. The case of arbitrary n is also discussed.Comment: 12 pages, 3 figures, tex, harvmac, eps

    Folding Transitions of the Square-Diagonal Lattice

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    We address the problem of "phantom" folding of the tethered membrane modelled by the two-dimensional square lattice, with bonds on the edges and diagonals of each face. Introducing bending rigidities K1K_1 and K2K_2 for respectively long and short bonds, we derive the complete phase diagram of the model, using transfer matrix calculations. The latter displays two transition curves, one corresponding to a first order (ferromagnetic) folding transition, and the other to a continuous (anti-ferromagnetic) unfolding transition.Comment: TeX using harvmac.tex and epsf.tex, 22 pages (l mode), 17 figure

    Quantum Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equation: reflecting boundary conditions and combinatorics

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    We consider the level 1 solution of quantum Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equation with reflecting boundary conditions which is relevant to the Temperley--Lieb model of loops on a strip. By use of integral formulae we prove conjectures relating it to the weighted enumeration of Cyclically Symmetric Transpose Complement Plane Partitions and related combinatorial objects
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