# The Unreasonable effectiveness of effective string theory: The case of the 3D SU(2) Higgs model

@article{Bonati2021TheUE, title={The Unreasonable effectiveness of effective string theory: The case of the 3D SU(2) Higgs model}, author={Claudio Bonati and Michele Caselle and Silvia Morlacchi}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2021} }

We study string breaking in the three dimensional SU(2) Higgs model, using values of the gauge coupling for which the confinement-like and Higgs-like regions of the phase diagram are separated just by a smooth crossover. We show that even in the presence of string breaking, the confining part of the interquark potential is well described by the Effective String Theory and that also the fine details of the effective string, like the higher order terms of the Nambu-Goto action or the boundary… Expand

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