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Title
Yang-Mills as massive Chern-Simons theory : a third way to three-dimensional gauge theories
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Abstract
The Yang-Mills (YM) equation in three spacetime dimensions (3D) can be modified to include a novel parity-preserving interaction term, with an inverse mass parameter, in addition to a possible topological mass term. The novelty is that the modified YM equation is not the Euler-Lagrange equation of any gauge-invariant local action for the YM gauge potential alone. Instead, consistency is achieved in the "third way" exploited by 3D minimal massive gravity. We relate our results to the "novel Higgs mechanism" for Chern-Simons gauge theories.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review letters. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2015
ISSN
0031-9007
Volume/pages
114:18(2015), 5 p.
Article Reference
181603
ISI
000354048000002
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 11.06.2015
Last edited 14.06.2017
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