Phase structure of Abelian Chern-Simons gauge theories

  title={Phase structure of Abelian Chern-Simons gauge theories},
  author={E. Sm\orgrav and J. Smiseth and Asle Sudb\o and Fl{\'a}vio silva Nogueira},
– We study the effect of a Chern-Simons (CS) term in the phase structure of two different Abelian gauge theories. For the compact Maxwell-Chern-Simons theory, with the CSterm properly defined, we obtain that for values g = n/2π of the CS coupling with n = ±1,±2, the theory is equivalent to a gas of closed loops with contact interaction, exhibiting a phase… CONTINUE READING