Kalb-Ramond-invariant locally non-trivial V-term (P/CP-violating superconductivity in four dimensions)

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We discuss spontaneously broken gauge invariance of the third kind (Kalb-Ramond tensor gauge field). The photon, carrying axion charge Q, spontaneously acquires a Higgs-free mass M=√2Q. The contact with the London theory is established (exclusively in 3+1 dimensions) by means of a generalized, locally non-trivial, V-term. VQ (Q) plays the Witten (Bogomolny) role of the electric (magnetic) charge, VQ2/M2 parametrizes P/CP violation, and M2=2(1+V2)Q2. The third-kind gauge invariant P/CP-violating interaction of extended objects is briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-68
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
StatePublished - 9 Sep 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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