On vector Goldstone boson

  • L.-F. Li
Theoretical Physics


The possibility that higher dimensional field theories are broken spontaneously, through the usual Nambu-Goldstone mechanism, to 4-dimension is explored. As a consequence, vector Goldstone bosons can arise in this breaking of Lorentzian symmetry from higher dimension to 4-dimension. This can provide a simple mechanism for reduction to 4-dimension in theories with extra dimensions.


Field Theory High Dimension Extra Dimension Goldstone Boson Simple Mechanism 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg / Società Italiana di Fisica 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • L.-F. Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA US

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