Volume 77, Number 5, March 2007
Article Number 51001
Number of page(s) 3
Section The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields
Published online 19 February 2007
EPL, 77 (2007) 51001
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/77/51001

Noncommutative fields in three dimensions and mass generation

J. R. Nascimento, A. Yu. Petrov and R. F. Ribeiro

Departamento de Fisica, Universidade Federal da Paraiba - Caixa Postal 5008, 58051-970, João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil

received 6 November 2006; accepted in final form 4 January 2007; published March 2007
published online 19 February 2007

We apply the noncommutative fields method for gauge theory in three dimensions where the Chern-Simons term is generated in the three-dimensional electrodynamics. Under the same procedure, the Chern-Simons term turns out to be cancelled in the Maxwell-Chern-Simons theory for the appropriate value of the noncommutativity parameter. Unlike the four-dimensional space, in this case the Lorentz symmetry breaking is not generated.

11.10.Nx - Noncommutative field theory.

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