Volume 120, Number 1, October 2017
|Number of page(s)
|The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields
|19 December 2017
Remarks on a B ∧ F model with topological mass from gauging spin
1 Departamento de Física and Centro Científico-Tecnológico de Valparaíso-CCTVal, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María - Valparaíso, Chile
2 Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF) - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Received: 18 August 2017
Accepted: 20 November 2017
Aspects of screening and confinement are reassessed for a model with topological mass with the gauging of spin. Our discussion is carried out using the gauge-invariant, but path-dependent, variables formalism. We explicitly show that the static potential profile is the sum of a Yukawa and a linear potential, leading to the confinement of static external charges. Interestingly enough, similar results are obtained in a theory of antisymmetric tensor fields that results from the condensation of topological defects as a consequence of the Julia-Toulouse mechanism.
PACS: 14.70.-e – Gauge bosons / 12.60.Cn – Extensions of electroweak gauge sector / 13.40.Gp – Electromagnetic form factors
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