Dimer models with boundary were introduced in joint work with King and Marsh as a natural
generalisation of dimers. We use these to derive certain infinite dimensional algebras and
consider idempotent subalgebras w.r.t. the boundary.
The dimer models can be embedded in a surface with boundary. In the disk case, the
maximal CM modules over the boundary algebra are a Frobenius category which
categorifies the cluster structure of the Grassmannian.
- Algebra Seminar