Localization of gauge bosons and the Higgs mechanism on topological solitons in higher dimensions

  • Minoru Eto
  • Masaki KawaguchiEmail author
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We provide complete and self-contained formulas about localization of mass-less/massive Abelian gauge fields on topological solitons in generic D dimensions via a field dependent gauge kinetic term. The localization takes place when a stabilizer (a scalar field) is condensed in the topological soliton. We show that the localized gauge bosons are massless when the stabilizer is neutral. On the other hand, they become massive for the charged stabilizer as a consequence of interplay between the localization mechanism and the Higgs mechanism. For concreteness, we give two examples in six dimensions. The one is domain wall intersections and the other is an axially symmetric soliton background.


Field Theories in Higher Dimensions Solitons Monopoles and Instantons Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking 


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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsYamagata UniversityYamagataJapan
  2. 2.Research and Education Center for Natural SciencesKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan

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