## Abstract

Let U (L) be the enveloping algebra of a finite-dimensional nilpotent Lie algebra L, over a prime characteristic field. We prove that its center Z (U (L)) is a unique factorization (UFD). We also show that U (L) has a non-commutative UFD property, namely, each height one prime ideal in U (L) is generated by a central element. We prove both results simultaneously, using non-commutative (PI, maximal order) technique. Our results are prime characteristic analogues of similar ones in characteristic zero, which are due to Dixmier [J. Dixmier, Sur l'algèbre enveloppante d'une algebra de Lie nilpotente, Arch. Math. 10 (1959) 321-32] and Moeglin [C. Moeglin, Factorialité dans les algèbres enveloppantes, C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris (A) 282 (1976) 1269-1272]. We have recently applied these results to show that U (L) is a Calabi-Yau algebra.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1-11 |

Number of pages | 11 |

Journal | Journal of Algebra |

Volume | 308 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Feb 2007 |

## Keywords

- Calabi-Yau algebra
- Enveloping algebra
- Nilpotent Lie algebra
- Unique factorization domain (UFD)

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Algebra and Number Theory