New constructions of slice links

  • Tim D. Cochran

    Rice University, Houston, USA
  • Stefan Friedl

    Universität Regensburg, Germany
  • Peter Teichner

    University of California, Berkeley, USA


We use techniques of Freedman and Teichner [FT] to prove that under certain circumstances the multi-infection of a slice link is again slice (not necessarily smoothly slice). We provide a general context for proving links are slice that includes many of the previously known results.

Cite this article

Tim D. Cochran, Stefan Friedl, Peter Teichner, New constructions of slice links. Comment. Math. Helv. 84 (2009), no. 3, pp. 617–638

DOI 10.4171/CMH/175