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Author Deguchi, Shinichi ♦ Kokubo, Yousuke
Source arXiv.org
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Date of Submission 2002-04-10
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Theory ♦ physics:hep-th
Abstract We discuss a quantum-theoretical aspect of the massive Abelian antisymmetric tensor gauge theory with antisymmetric tensor current. To this end, an Abelian rank-2 antisymmetric tensor field is quantized both in the covariant gauge with an arbitrary gauge parameter and in the axial gauge of the Landau type. The covariant quantization yields the generating functional written in terms of an antisymmetric tensor current and its divergence. Origins of the terms in the generating functional are clearly understood in comparison with the quantization in the unitary gauge. The quantization in the axial gauge with a suitable axis directly yields the generating functional which is same as that obtained by using Zwanziger's formulation for electric and magnetic charges. It is shown that the generating functionals lead to a composite of the Yukawa and the linear potentials.
Description Reference: Mod.Phys.Lett. A17 (2002) 503-516
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