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Non-Abelian Vortices with an Aharonov-Bohm Effect

Evslin, Jarah and Konishi, Kenichi and Nitta, Muneto and Ohashi, Keisuke and Vinci, Walter (2014) Non-Abelian Vortices with an Aharonov-Bohm Effect. Journal of High Energy Physics, 1401 . 086. ISSN 1029-8479

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The interplay of gauge dynamics and flavor symmetries often leads to remarkably subtle phenomena in the presence of soliton configurations. Non-Abelian vortices -- vortex solutions with continuous internal orientational moduli -- provide an example. Here we study the effect of weakly gauging a U(1)_R subgroup of the flavor symmetry on such BPS vortex solutions. Our prototypical setting consists of an SU(2) x U(1) gauge theory with N_f=2 sets of fundamental scalars that break the gauge symmetry to an "electromagnetic" U(1). The weak U(1)_R gauging converts the well-known CP1 orientation modulus |B| of the non-Abelian vortex into a parameter characterizing the strength of the magnetic field that is responsible for the Aharonov-Bohm effect. As the phase of B remains a genuine zero mode while the electromagnetic gauge symmetry is Higgsed in the interior of the vortex, these solutions are superconducting strings.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Imported from arXiv
Subjects: Area02 - Scienze fisiche > FIS/02 - Fisica teorica, modelli e metodi matematici
Depositing User: dott.ssa Sandra Faita
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2014 15:21
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2014 15:21
URI: http://eprints.adm.unipi.it/id/eprint/1690

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