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Let $\hat{\mathfrak g}$ be an affine Lie algebra of type 1. We give a PBW basis for the quantum affine algebra $U_q(\hat{\mathfrak g})$ with respect to the triangular decomposition of $\hat{\mathfrak g}$ associated with the imaginary positive root system.

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An integral PBW-basis of type $A_1^{(1)}$ has been constructed by Zhang [Z] and Chen [C] using the Auslander-Reiten quiver of the Kronecker quiver. We associate a geometric order to elements in this basis following an idea of Lusztig [L1] in the case of finite type. This leads to an algebraic realization of a bar-invariant basis of $\uq2$. For any affine symmetric type, we obtain an integral PBW-basis of the generic composition algebra, by using an algebraic construction of the integral basis for a tube in [DDX], an embedding of the module category of the Kronecker quiver into the module category of the tame quiver, and a list of the root vectors of indecomposable modules according to the preprojective, regular, and preinjective components of the Auslander-Reiten quiver of the tame quiver. When the basis elements are ordered to be compatible with the geometric order given by the dimensions of the orbit varieties and the extension varieties, we can show that the transition matrix between the PBW-basis and a monomial basis is triangular with diagonal entries equal to 1. Therefore we obtain a bar-invariant basis. By a orthogonalization for the PBW-basis with the inner product, we finally give an algebraic way to realize the canonical bases of the quantized enveloping algebras of all symmetric affine Kac-Moody Lie algebras.

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This note has two purposes. First we establish that the map defined in [L, $\S 40.2.5$ (a)] is an isomorphism for certain admissible sequences. Second we show the map gives rise to a convex basis of Poincar\'e--Birkhoff--Witt (PBW) type for $\bup$, an affine untwisted quantized enveloping algebra of Drinfel$'$d and Jimbo. The computations in this paper are made possible by extending the usual braid group action by certain outer automorphisms of the algebra.

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Let g be an untwisted affine Kac-Moody algebra over the field K, and let U_q(g) be the associated quantum enveloping algebra; let \hat{U}_q(g) be the Lusztig's integer form of U_q(g), generated by q-divided powers of Chevalley generators over a suitable subring R of K(q). We prove a Poincare`-Birkhoff-Witt like theorem for \hat{U}_q(g), yielding a basis over R made of ordered products of q-divided powers of suitable quantum root vectors.

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Mirkovic-Vilonen (MV) polytopes have proven to be a useful tool in understanding and unifying many constructions of crystals for finite-type Kac-Moody algebras. These polytopes arise naturally in many places, including the affine Grassmannian, pre-projective algebras, PBW bases, and KLR algebras. There has recently been progress in extending this theory to the affine Kac-Moody algebras. A definition of MV polytopes in symmetric affine cases has been proposed using pre-projective algebras. In the rank-2 affine cases, a combinatorial definition has also been proposed. Additionally, the theory of PBW bases has been extended to affine cases, and, at least in rank-2, we show that this can also be used to define MV polytopes. The main result of this paper is that these three notions of MV polytope all agree in the relevant rank-2 cases. Our main tool is a new characterization of rank-2 affine MV polytopes.

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According to Kazhdan-Lusztig and Ginzburg, the Hecke algebra of an affine Weyl group is identified with the equivariant $K$-group of Steinberg's triple variety. The $K$-group is equipped with a filtration indexed by closed $G$-stable subvarieties of the nilpotent variety, where $G$ is the corresponding reductive algebraic group over $\mathbb{C}$. In this paper we will show in the case of type $A$ that the filtration is compatible with the Kazhdan-Lusztig basis of the Hecke algebra.

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We give a presentation of Schur algebras (over the rational number field) by generators and relations, in fact a presentation which is compatible with Serre's presentation of the universal enveloping algebra of a simple Lie algebra. In the process we find a new basis for Schur algebras, a truncated form of the usual PBW basis. We also locate the integral Schur algebra within the presented algebra as the analogue of Kostant's Z-form, and show that it has an integral basis which is a truncated version of Kostant's basis.

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The notion of rational spin double affine Hecke algebras (sDaHa) and rational double affine Hecke-Clifford algebras (DaHCa) associated to classical Weyl groups are introduced. The basic properties of these algebras such as the PBW basis and Dunkl operator representations are established. An algebra isomorphism relating the rational DaHCa to the rational sDaHa is obtained. We further develop a link between the usual rational Cherednik algebra and the rational sDaHa by introducing a notion of rational covering double affine Hecke algebras.

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We lift the lattice of translations in the extended affine Weyl group to a braid group action on the quantum affine algebra. This action fixes the Heisenberg subalgebra pointwise. Loop like generators are found for the algebra which satisfy the relations of Drinfel$'$d's new realization. Coproduct formulas are given and a PBW type basis is constructed.

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We construct finite-dimensional pointed Hopf algebras \mathfrak u_{r,s}(G_2) (i.e. restricted 2-parameter quantum groups) from the 2-parameter quantum group U_{r,s}(G_2) defined in \cite{HS}, which turn out to be of Drinfel'd doubles, where a crucial point is to give a detailed combinatorial construction of the convex PBW-type Lyndon basis for type G_2 in 2-parameter quantum version. After furnishing possible commutation relations among quantum root vectors, we show that the restricted quantum groups are ribbon Hopf algebras under certain conditions through determining their left and right integrals. Besides these, we determine all of the Hopf algebra isomorphisms of u_{r,s}(G_2) in terms of the description of the sets of its left (right) skew-primitive elements.