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The electric and magnetic charges as extra components of four-momentum

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AstroConcepts

Auteur(s)
  • David Olive
Affiliation(s)
  • Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College, London SW7 2 BZ, UK
Résumé

The Georgi-Glashow model leading to the 't Hooft-Polyakov monopole in the limit of vanishing Higgs self-interaction has a hidden symmetry whereby the Higgs field is the fifth component of the gauge potential and the electric charge the fifth component of four-momentum. The Higgs field can be “gauged away” at the expense of a dependence of gauge-dependent quantities upon x5. This dependence is periodic in vacuo, a situation reminiscent of Kaluza-Klein theory. Supersymmetrization of the model automatically introduces a sixth dimension whose conjugate momentum is the magnetic charge so that electromagnetic duality is generated by the 56 rotation. The six-dimensional formalism clarifies the universal mass formula, generalizing the Englert-Brout-Higgs-Kibble mechanism and applying to monopole solitons as well as gauge particles and other quantum excitations.

Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Année de publication
1979
Revue

Nuclear Physics, Section B

Éditeur
Elsevier
Type de publication
journal
Type de document
research-article
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Non
Version de PDF
1.2
Score de qualité du texte
7.311
Nom du concept
  • Kaluza-Klein theory
Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences ; 2 - physics & astronomy ; 3 - nuclear & particles physics
Catégories Inist
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines ; 2 - sciences exactes et technologie ; 3 - physique ; 4 - etat condense: structure electronique, proprietes electriques, magnetiques et optiques
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Physics and Astronomy ; 3 - Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - physics, particles & fields
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