Discrete gauge theories

  title={Discrete gauge theories},
  author={Mark de Wild Propitius and F. Bais},
  • Mark de Wild Propitius, F. Bais
  • Published 1995
  • Physics
  • We present a self-contained treatment of planar gauge theories broken down to some finite residual gauge group H via the Higgs mechanism. The main focus is on the discrete H gauge theory describing the long-distance physics of such a model. The spectrum features global H charges, magnetic vortices, and dyonic combinations. Due to the AharonovBohm effect, these particles exhibit topological interactions. Among other things, we review the Hopf algebra related to this discrete H gauge theory… CONTINUE READING
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