Volume 48, Number 6, December 1999
|Page(s)||610 - 615|
|Section||The physics of elementary particles and fields|
|Published online||01 September 2002|
Non–Chern-Simons topological mass generation in dimensions
Universidade Federal do Ceará, Departamento de Física, C.P. 6030, 60470-455 Fortaleza-Ce, Brazil
Accepted: 18 October 1999
A massive theory in dimensions with a Kalb-Ramond field is dimensionally reduced, giving rise to two different topological terms, one involving a scalar and a Kalb-Ramond field and another one equivalent to the four-dimensional term. We constructed two actions with these topological terms and show that a topological mass generation mechanism can be implemented. Using the non–Chern-Simons topological term, an action is proposed leading to a classical duality relation between Klein-Gordon and Maxwell actions. We also show that an action in dimensions with the Kalb-Ramond field is related by Buscher's duality transformation to a massive gauge-invariant Stükelberg-type theory.
PACS: 11.15.-q – Gauge field theories / 11.10.Ef – Lagrangian and Hamiltonian approach / 11.10.Kk – Field theories in dimensions other than four
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