Gauge symmetry breaking in ten-dimensional yang-mills theory dynamically compactified on S6

Pravabati Chingangbam, Hironobu Kihara, Muneto Nitta

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Abstract

We study fluctuation modes in ten-dimensional Yang-Mills theory with a higher derivative term for the gauge field. We consider the ten-dimensional space-time to be a product of a four-dimensional space-time and six-dimensional sphere which exhibits dynamical compactification. Because of the isometry on S6, there are flat directions corresponding to the Nambu-Goldstone zero modes in the effective theory on the solution. The zero modes are absorbed into gauge fields and form massive vector fields as a consequence of the Higgs-Kibble mechanism. The mass of the vector fields is proportional to the inverse of the radius of the sphere and larger than the mass scale set by the radius because of the higher derivative term.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085008
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume81
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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