Classifying vortex solutions to gauge theories

Nathan F. Lepora and T. W. B. Kibble
Phys. Rev. D 59, 125019 – Published 20 May 1999
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Abstract

We classify the spectrum, family structure, and stability of Nielsen-Olesen vortices embedded in a larger gauge group when the vacuum manifold is related to a symmetric space.

  • Received 18 May 1998

DOI:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.59.125019

©1999 American Physical Society

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Nathan F. Lepora*

  • Imperial College, Theoretical Physics, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BZ, England
  • King’s College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, CB2 1ST, England

T. W. B. Kibble

  • Imperial College, Theoretical Physics, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BZ, England

  • *Email address: N.F.Lepora@ic.ac.uk
  • Email address: T.Kibble@ic.ac.uk

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Vol. 59, Iss. 12 — 15 June 1999

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