Ferretti, Luca and Gudnason, Sven Bjarke and Konishi, Kenichi (2008) *Non-Abelian vortices and monopoles in SO(N) theories.* Nuclear Physics B, 789 (1-2). pp. 84-110. ISSN 1873-1562

## Abstract

Non-Abelian BPS vortex solutions are constructed in N=2 theories with gauge groups SO(N)\times U(1). The model has N_f flavors of chiral multiplets in the vector representation of SO(N), and we consider a color-flavor locked vacuum in which the gauge symmetry is completely broken, leaving a global SO(N)_{C+F} diagonal symmetry unbroken. Individual vortices break this symmetry, acquiring continuous non-Abelian orientational moduli. By embedding this model in high-energy theories with a hierarchical symmetry breaking pattern such as SO(N+2) --> SO(N)\times U(1) --> 1, the correspondence between non-Abelian monopoles and vortices can be established through homotopy maps and flux matching, generalizing the known results in SU(N) theories. We find some interesting hints about the dual (non-Abelian) transformation properties among the monopoles.

Item Type: | Article |
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Additional Information: | Imported from arXiv |

Subjects: | Area02 - Scienze fisiche > FIS/02 - Fisica teorica, modelli e metodi matematici |

Divisions: | UNSPECIFIED |

Depositing User: | dott.ssa Sandra Faita |

Date Deposited: | 04 Feb 2014 15:10 |

Last Modified: | 04 Feb 2014 15:10 |

URI: | http://eprints.adm.unipi.it/id/eprint/1693 |

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