Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Without Scalar Mesons

  title={Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Without Scalar Mesons},
  author={J. Cornwall and R. E. Norton},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • J. Cornwall, R. E. Norton
  • Published 1973
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • 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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