BPS Alice strings

Chandrasekhar Chatterjee, Muneto Nitta

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Abstract

When a charged particle encircles around an Alice string, it changes the sign of the electric charge. In this paper we find a BPS-saturated Alice string in U(1)×SO(3) gauge theory with charged complex scalar fields belonging to the vector representation. After performing BPS completion we solve the BPS equations numerically. We further embed the Alice string into an N = 1 supersymmetric gauge theory to show that it is half BPS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number46
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume2017
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 1

Keywords

  • Gauge Symmetry
  • Solitons Monopoles and Instantons
  • Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking
  • Supersymmetric Gauge Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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