Embedded vortices

Nathan F. Lepora and Anne-Christine Davis
Phys. Rev. D 58, 125027 – Published 23 November 1998
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Abstract

We present a discussion of embedded vortices in general Yang-Mills theories. The origin of a family structure of solutions is shown to be group theoretic in nature and a procedure for its determination is developed. Vortex stability can be quantified into three types: Abelian topological stability, non-Abelian topological stability, and dynamical stability; we relate these to the family structure of vortices, in particular discussing how Abelian topological and dynamical stability are related. The formalism also generally encompasses embedded domain walls and embedded monopoles also.

  • Received 14 July 1995

DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.58.125027

©1998 American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

Nathan F. Lepora*

  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EW, United Kingdom

Anne-Christine Davis

  • Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EW, United Kingdom
  • Theory Division, CERN, Geneva 23, CH-1211, Switzerland

  • *Email address: N.F.Lepora@amtp.cam.ac.uk
  • Email address: A.C.Davis@amtp.cam.ac.uk

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Vol. 58, Iss. 12 — 15 December 1998

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