Massive vector bosons: is the geometrical interpretation as a spontaneously broken gauge theory possible at all scales?

@article{Duetsch2015MassiveVB,
title={Massive vector bosons: is the geometrical interpretation as a spontaneously broken gauge theory possible at all scales?},
author={M. Duetsch},
journal={Reviews in Mathematical Physics},
year={2015},
volume={27},
pages={1550024}
}

The usual derivation of the Lagrangian of a model for massive vector bosons, by spontaneous symmetry breaking of a gauge theory, implies that the prefactors of the various interaction terms are uniquely determined functions of the coupling constant(s) and the masses. Since, under the renormalization group (RG) flow, different interaction terms get different loop-corrections, it is uncertain whether these functions remain fixed under this flow. We investigate this question for the U(1)-Higgs… CONTINUE READING