**Authors: **Riccardo Biagioli Frédéric Jouhet Philippe Nadeau

**Publish Date**: 2014/08/21

**Volume:** 178, **Issue:** 1, **Pages:** 1-37

## Abstract

An element of a Coxeter group W is fully commutative if any two of its reduced decompositions are related by a series of transpositions of adjacent commuting generators These elements were extensively studied by Stembridge in particular in the finite case They index naturally a basis of the generalized Temperley–Lieb algebra In this work we deal with any finite or affine Coxeter group W and we give explicit descriptions of fully commutative elements Using our characterizations we then enumerate these elements according to their Coxeter length and find in particular that the corrresponding growth sequence is ultimately periodic in each type When the sequence is infinite this implies that the associated Temperley–Lieb algebra has linear growth

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