Phases and Residual Gauge Symmetries of Higgs Models

Lenz, F. and Thiess, M. and Nagele, J. and O'Raifeartaigh, L. (2000) Phases and Residual Gauge Symmetries of Higgs Models. (Preprint)

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After elimination of the redundant variables, gauge theories may still exhibit symmetries associated with the gauge fields. The role of these residual gauge symmetries is discussed within the Abelian Higgs model and the Georgi-Glashow model. In the different phases of these models, these symmetries are realized dif ferently. The characteristics of emergence and disappearance of the symmetries are studied in detail and the implications for the dynamics in Coulomb, Higgs, and confining phases are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: School of Theoretical Physics > Preprints
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2018 13:53
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2022 09:18

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