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Author Khemani, Vishesh
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2003-10-27
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Theory ♦ High Energy Physics - Phenomenology ♦ physics:hep-ph ♦ physics:hep-th
Abstract We explore the space of solutions of the classical equations of motion in the Euclidean electroweak theory. We sketch a topological prescription that finds known solutions and indicates the existence of novel ones. All spatially-varying, time-independent solutions are unstable. However, if we consider quantum fluctuations around static classical configurations, it may be possible to find stable solutions called quantum solitons. Such objects carry a conserved quantum number, in analogy with a topological soliton carrying a topological charge. We explain the mechanism and motivation for the existence of a quantum soliton and describe our search for one within a spherical ansatz. We also comment on promising candidates outside the ansatz.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 11


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