## Rosenthal operator spaces

### Volume 188 / 2008

#### Abstract

In 1969 Lindenstrauss and Rosenthal showed that if a Banach space is isomorphic to a complemented subspace of an $L_p$-space, then it is either an ${ L}_p$-space or isomorphic to a Hilbert space. This is the motivation of this paper where we study non-Hilbertian complemented operator subspaces of non-commutative $L_p$-spaces and show that this class is much richer than in the commutative case. We investigate the local properties of some new classes of operator spaces for every $2< p< \infty $ which can be considered as operator space analogues of the Rosenthal sequence spaces from Banach space theory, constructed in 1970. Under the usual conditions on the defining sequence $\sigma $ we prove that most of these spaces are operator ${ L}_p$-spaces, not completely isomorphic to previously known such spaces. However, it turns out that some column and row versions of our spaces are not operator ${L}_p$-spaces and have a rather complicated local structure which implies that the Lindenstrauss–Rosenthal alternative does not carry over to the non-commutative case.