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Title: Three-dimensional massive gauge theories

Abstract

Three-dimensional Yang-Mills and gravity theories augmented by gauge-invariant-mass terms are analyzed. These topologically nontrivial additions profoundly alter the particle content of the models and lead to quantization of a dimensionless mass-coupling constant ratio. The vector field excitations become massive, with spin 1 (rather than massless with spin 0) and the mass provides an infrared cutoff. The graviton acquires mass, mediates finite-range interactions, and has spin 2 (rather than being absent altogether); although its mass term is of third derivative order, there are no ghosts or acausalities.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Department of Physics, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts 02254
OSTI Identifier:
5283392
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76ER03069
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Phys. Rev. Lett.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 48:15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; YANG-MILLS THEORY; GAUGE INVARIANCE; COUPLING CONSTANTS; GRAVITATION; MASS; SPACE-TIME; INVARIANCE PRINCIPLES; 645400* - High Energy Physics- Field Theory

Citation Formats

Deser, S., Jackiw, R., and Templeton, S.. Three-dimensional massive gauge theories. United States: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.48.975.
Deser, S., Jackiw, R., & Templeton, S.. Three-dimensional massive gauge theories. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.48.975.
Deser, S., Jackiw, R., and Templeton, S.. Mon . "Three-dimensional massive gauge theories". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.48.975.
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title = {Three-dimensional massive gauge theories},
author = {Deser, S. and Jackiw, R. and Templeton, S.},
abstractNote = {Three-dimensional Yang-Mills and gravity theories augmented by gauge-invariant-mass terms are analyzed. These topologically nontrivial additions profoundly alter the particle content of the models and lead to quantization of a dimensionless mass-coupling constant ratio. The vector field excitations become massive, with spin 1 (rather than massless with spin 0) and the mass provides an infrared cutoff. The graviton acquires mass, mediates finite-range interactions, and has spin 2 (rather than being absent altogether); although its mass term is of third derivative order, there are no ghosts or acausalities.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.48.975},
journal = {Phys. Rev. Lett.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 48:15,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {4}
}