Perforation conditions and almost algebraic order in Cuntz semigroups

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© 2018 Royal Society of Edinburgh. For a C∗-algebra A, determining the Cuntz semigroup Cu(A ⊗ Z) in terms of Cu(A) is an important problem, which we approach from the point of view of semigroup tensor products in the category of abstract Cuntz semigroups by analysing the passage of significant properties from Cu(A) to Cu(A)⊗Cu Cu(Z). We describe the effect of the natural map Cu(A) → Cu(A)⊗Cu Cu(Z) in the order of Cu(A), and show that if A has real rank 0 and no elementary subquotients, Cu(A)⊗Cu Cu(Z) enjoys the corresponding property of having a dense set of (equivalence classes of) projections. In the simple, non-elementary, real rank 0 and stable rank 1 situation, our investigations lead us to identify almost unperforation for projections with the fact that tensoring with is inert at the level of the Cuntz semigroup.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-702
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Section A: Mathematics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018


  • -algebra
  • C
  • Cuntz semigroup
  • tensor product


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