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1. CJM Online first

Kaftal, Victor; Ng, Ping Wong; Zhang, Shuang
Strict comparison of positive elements in multiplier algebras
Main result: If a C*-algebra $\mathcal{A}$ is simple, $\sigma$-unital, has finitely many extremal traces, and has strict comparison of positive elements by traces, then its multiplier algebra $\operatorname{\mathcal{M}}(\mathcal{A})$ also has strict comparison of positive elements by traces. The same results holds if ``finitely many extremal traces" is replaced by ``quasicontinuous scale". A key ingredient in the proof is that every positive element in the multiplier algebra of an arbitrary $\sigma$-unital C*-algebra can be approximated by a bi-diagonal series. An application of strict comparison: If $\mathcal{A}$ is a simple separable stable C*-algebra with real rank zero, stable rank one, and strict comparison of positive elements by traces, then whether a positive element is a positive linear combination of projections is determined by the trace values of its range projection.

Keywords:strict comparison, bi-diagonal form, positive combinations
Categories:46L05, 46L35, 46L45, 47C15

2. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 1302)

Katsura, Takeshi
The Ideal Structures of Crossed Products of Cuntz Algebras by Quasi-Free Actions of Abelian Groups
We completely determine the ideal structures of the crossed products of Cuntz algebras by quasi-free actions of abelian groups and give another proof of A.~Kishimoto's result on the simplicity of such crossed products. We also give a necessary and sufficient condition that our algebras become primitive, and compute the Connes spectra and $K$-groups of our algebras.

Categories:46L05, 46L55, 46L45

3. CJM 1998 (vol 50 pp. 323)

Dykema, Kenneth J.; Rørdam, Mikael
Purely infinite, simple $C^\ast$-algebras arising from free product constructions
Examples of simple, separable, unital, purely infinite $C^\ast$-algebras are constructed, including: \item{(1)} some that are not approximately divisible; \item{(2)} those that arise as crossed products of any of a certain class of $C^\ast$-algebras by any of a certain class of non-unital endomorphisms; \item{(3)} those that arise as reduced free products of pairs of $C^\ast$-algebras with respect to any from a certain class of states.

Categories:46L05, 46L45

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