Geometry & Topology, Vol. 9 (2005) Paper no. 38, pages 1677--1687.

Strongly fillable contact 3-manifolds without Stein fillings

Paolo Ghiggini

Abstract. We use the Ozsvath-Szabo contact invariant to produce examples of strongly symplectically fillable contact 3-manifolds which are not Stein fillable.

Keywords. Contact structure, symplectically fillable, Stein fillable, Ozsvath-Szabo invariant

AMS subject classification. Primary: 57R17. Secondary: 57R57.

E-print: arXiv:math.GT/0506380

DOI: 10.2140/gt.2005.9.1677

Submitted to GT on 23 June 2005. Paper accepted 4 August 2005. Paper published 28 August 2005.

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Paolo Ghiggini
CIRGET, Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Case Postale 8888, succursale Centre-Ville
Montreal (Quebec) H3C 3P8, Canada

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