Unlike the classical Brauer group of a field, the Brauer-Grothendieck group of a singular scheme need not be torsion. We show that there exist integral normal projective surfaces over a large field of positive characteristic with non-torsion Brauer group. In contrast, we demonstrate that such examples cannot exist over the algebraic closure of a finite field.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics
- Brauer groups
- étale cohomology