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Physics Letters B
With some assumptions, the algebra between Ishibashi states in string field theory can be reduced to a commutative ring. From this viewpoint, Cardy states can be identified with its idempotents. The algebra can be identified with a fusion ring for the rational conformal field theory and a group ring for the orbifold. This observation supports our previous observation that boundary states satisfy a universal idempotency relation under closed string star product.doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2004.03.074 fatcat:mnp74j32nrbdxboqt42ysapvxe