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Title: A non-perturbative argument for the non-abelian Higgs mechanism

The evasion of massless Goldstone bosons by the non-abelian Higgs mechanism is proved by a non-perturbative argument in the local BRST gauge. -- Highlights: •The perturbative explanation of the Higgs mechanism (HM) is not under mathematical control. •We offer a non-perturbative proof of the absence of Goldstone bosons from the non-abelian HM. •Our non-perturbative proof in the BRST gauge avoids a mean field ansatz and expansion.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa (Italy)
  2. (Italy)
  3. INFN, Sezione di Pisa, Pisa (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22220774
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics (New York); Journal Volume: 336; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; CONTROL; GOLDSTONE BOSONS; HIGGS BOSONS; HIGGS MODEL; MEAN-FIELD THEORY; STANDARD MODEL