# ASPECTS OF 3He AND THE STANDARD ELECTROWEAK MODEL

@article{Volovik1995ASPECTSO3, title={ASPECTS OF 3He AND THE STANDARD ELECTROWEAK MODEL}, author={G. Volovik and T. Vachaspati}, journal={International Journal of Modern Physics B}, year={1995}, volume={10}, pages={471-521} }

We describe certain aspects of 3He and compare them to related aspects of the standard electroweak model of particle physics. We note various similarities in the order parameter structure, defect structure, interactions with fermions and anomalies in the two systems. Many issues in the condensed matter literature that are often confusing to the particle physics reader and vice versa are clarified.

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