Spontaneous symmetry breaking at two loop in 3-d massless scalar electrodynamics


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Tan P., Tekin B., Hosotani Y.

PHYSICS LETTERS B, vol.388, no.3, pp.611-620, 1996 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 388 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0370-2693(96)01191-4
  • Journal Name: PHYSICS LETTERS B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.611-620

Abstract

In three-dimensional Maxwell-Chem-Simons massless scalar electrodynamics with phi(6) coupling, the U(1) symmetry is spontaneously broken at two loop order regardless of the presence or absence of the Maxwell term. Dimensional transmutation takes place in pure Chem-Simons scalar electrodynamics. The beta function for the phi(6) coupling is independent of gauge couplings.