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A generalization of tight closure and multiplier ideals
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Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 355 (2003), 3143-3174 Request permission


We introduce a new variant of tight closure associated to any fixed ideal $\mathfrak {a}$, which we call $\mathfrak {a}$-tight closure, and study various properties thereof. In our theory, the annihilator ideal $\tau (\mathfrak {a})$ of all $\mathfrak {a}$-tight closure relations, which is a generalization of the test ideal in the usual tight closure theory, plays a particularly important role. We prove the correspondence of the ideal $\tau (\mathfrak {a})$ and the multiplier ideal associated to $\mathfrak {a}$ (or, the adjoint of $\mathfrak {a}$ in Lipman’s sense) in normal $\mathbb {Q}$-Gorenstein rings reduced from characteristic zero to characteristic $p \gg 0$. Also, in fixed prime characteristic, we establish some properties of $\tau (\mathfrak {a})$ similar to those of multiplier ideals (e.g., a Briançon-Skoda-type theorem, subadditivity, etc.) with considerably simple proofs, and study the relationship between the ideal $\tau (\mathfrak {a})$ and the F-rationality of Rees algebras.
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  • Nobuo Hara
  • Affiliation: Mathematical Institute, Tohoku University, Sendai 980–8578, Japan
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  • Ken-ichi Yoshida
  • Affiliation: Graduate School of Mathematics, Nagoya University, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464–8602, Japan
  • MR Author ID: 359418
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  • Received by editor(s): August 20, 2002
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: December 19, 2002
  • Published electronically: April 11, 2003
  • Additional Notes: Both authors are partially supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, Japan
  • © Copyright 2003 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 355 (2003), 3143-3174
  • MSC (2000): Primary 13A35, 14B05
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  • MathSciNet review: 1974679