# Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Without Scalar Mesons

@article{Cornwall1973SpontaneousSB, title={Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Without Scalar Mesons}, author={J. Cornwall and R. E. Norton}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={1973}, volume={8}, pages={3338-3346} }

By combining the ideas of Nambu in his study of superconductivity and of Johnson, Baker, and Willey in their approach to electrodynamics we construct a gauge theory of spontaneous symmetry breaking which is free of elementary spin-zero fields. The theory contains two fermions and two vector mesons, one of which acquires a mass via the Higgs mechanism. A formula for this vector-meson mass is derived which becomes exact, and nonzero, in the limit as the strength of interaction is appropriately… CONTINUE READING

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