Europhys. Lett.
Volume 69, Number 2, January 2005
Page(s) 184 - 188
Section The physics of elementary particles and fields
Published online 17 December 2004
Europhys. Lett., 69 (2), pp. 184-188 (2005)
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2004-10336-9

Topological mass generation to antisymmetric tensor matter field

L. Gonzaga Filho1, 2, M. S. Cunha2 and R. R. Landim1

1  Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Ceará Caixa Postal 6030, 60455-760, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
2  Núcleo de Física, Universidade Estadual do Ceará Av. Paranjana, 1700, CEP 60740-000, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

received 24 August 2004; accepted in final form 12 November 2004
published online 17 December 2004

We propose a mechanism to give mass to tensor matter field which preserves the U(1) symmetry. We introduce a complex vector field that couples with the tensor in a topological term. We also analyze the influence of the kinetic terms of the complex vector in our mechanism.

11.10.Ef - Lagrangian and Hamiltonian approach.

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