Spontaneous breaking of parity in (2+1)-dimensional QED

Thomas Appelquist, Mark John Bowick, Dimitra Karabali, L. C R Wijewardhana

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Abstract

The spontaneous generation of parity- (P) and time-reversal- (T) violating masses in (2+1)-dimensional QED is studied in the large-N limit, where N is the number of two-component complex fermions. Energy considerations of various symmetry-breaking patterns indicate that P and T are not spontaneously broken, even though masses which individually violate these symmetries are dynamically generated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3774-3776
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Appelquist, T., Bowick, M. J., Karabali, D., & Wijewardhana, L. C. R. (1986). Spontaneous breaking of parity in (2+1)-dimensional QED. Physical Review D, 33(12), 3774-3776. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.33.3774

Spontaneous breaking of parity in (2+1)-dimensional QED. / Appelquist, Thomas; Bowick, Mark John; Karabali, Dimitra; Wijewardhana, L. C R.

In: Physical Review D, Vol. 33, No. 12, 1986, p. 3774-3776.

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Appelquist, T, Bowick, MJ, Karabali, D & Wijewardhana, LCR 1986, 'Spontaneous breaking of parity in (2+1)-dimensional QED', Physical Review D, vol. 33, no. 12, pp. 3774-3776. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.33.3774
Appelquist T, Bowick MJ, Karabali D, Wijewardhana LCR. Spontaneous breaking of parity in (2+1)-dimensional QED. Physical Review D. 1986;33(12):3774-3776. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.33.3774
Appelquist, Thomas ; Bowick, Mark John ; Karabali, Dimitra ; Wijewardhana, L. C R. / Spontaneous breaking of parity in (2+1)-dimensional QED. In: Physical Review D. 1986 ; Vol. 33, No. 12. pp. 3774-3776.
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