TY - JOUR

T1 - Kalb-Ramond-invariant locally non-trivial V-term (P/CP-violating superconductivity in four dimensions)

AU - Davidson, Aharon

PY - 1993/9/9

Y1 - 1993/9/9

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

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U2 - 10.1016/0370-2693(93)91322-E

DO - 10.1016/0370-2693(93)91322-E

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:13844323710

SN - 0370-2693

VL - 314

SP - 64

EP - 68

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

IS - 1

ER -