Examples of embedded defects (in particle physics and condensed matter)

Nathan F. Lepora and Anne-Christine Davis
Phys. Rev. D 58, 125028 – Published 23 November 1998
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Abstract

We present a series of examples designed to clarify the formalism of the previous paper. After summarizing this formalism in a prescriptive sense, we run through several examples: first, deriving the embedded defect spectrum for the Weinberg-Salam theory, then discussing several examples designed to illustrate facets of the formalism. We then calculate the embedded defect spectrum for three physical grand unified theories and conclude with a discussion of vortices formed in the superfluid 3HeA phase transition.

  • Received 2 August 1995

DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.58.125028

©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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