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  1. Broken Symmetry

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    2016-07-12

    “massless” modes (here spin-waves), which are the ancestors of the NG bosons discussed below. Fluctuations of the order parameter (the magnetization) are described by a “massive” SBS mode. - In field theory, Nambu showed that broken chiral symmetry from a spontaneous generation of hadron masses induces massless pseudoscalar modes (identified with a massless limit of pion fields). This illustrates a general phenomenon made explicit by Goldstone: massless Nambu-Goldstone (NG) bosons are a necessary concomitant of spontaneously broken continuous symmetries. Massive SBS scalars bosons describe, as in phase transitions, the fluctuations of the SBS order parameters. - In 1964, with Robert Brout, we discovered a mechanism based on SBS by which short range interactions are generated from long range ones. A similar proposal was then made independently by Higgs in a different approach. Qualitatively, our mechanism works as follows. The long range fundamental electromagnetic and gravitational interactions are governed by extended symmetries,called gauge symmetries, which were supposed to guarantee that the elementary field constituents which transmit the forces, photons or gravitons, be massless. We considered a generalization of the electromagnetic “vector” field, known as Yang-Mills fields, and coupled them to fields which acquire from SBS constant values in the vacuum. These fields pervade space, as did magnetization, but they have no spatial orientation: they are “scalar’’ fields. The vector Yang-Mills fields which interact with the scalar fields become massive and hence the forces they mediate become short ranged. We also showed that the mechanism can survive in absence of elementary scalar fields. - Because of the extended symmetries, the nature of SBS is profoundly altered: the NG fields are absorbed into the massive vector Yang-Mills fields and restore the gauge symmetry. This has a dramatic consequence. To confront

  2. Broken Symmetry

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    2011-02-24

    massless” modes (here spin-waves), which are the ancestors of the NG bosons discussed below. Fluctuations of the order parameter (the magnetization) are described by a “massive” SBS mode. - In field theory, Nambu showed that broken chiral symmetry from a spontaneous generation of hadron masses induces massless pseudoscalar modes (identified with a massless limit of pion fields). This illustrates a general phenomenon made explicit by Goldstone: massless Nambu-Goldstone (NG) bosons are a necessary concomitant of spontaneously broken continuous symmetries. Massive SBS scalars bosons describe, as in phase transitions, the fluctuations of the SBS order parameters. - In 1964, with Robert Brout, we discovered a mechanism based on SBS by which short range interactions are generated from long range ones. A similar proposal was then made independently by Higgs in a different approach. Qualitatively, our mechanism works as follows. The long range fundamental electromagnetic and gravitational interactions are governed by extended symmetries,called gauge symmetries, which were supposed to guarantee that the elementary field constituents which transmit the forces, photons or gravitons, be massless. We considered a generalization of the electromagnetic “vector” field, known as Yang-Mills fields, and coupled them to fields which acquire from SBS constant values in the vacuum. These fields pervade space, as did magnetization, but they have no spatial orientation: they are “scalar’’ fields. The vector Yang-Mills fields which interact with the scalar fields become massive and hence the forces they mediate become short ranged. We also showed that the mechanism can survive in absence of elementary scalar fields. - Because of the extended symmetries, the nature of SBS is profoundly altered: the NG fields are absorbed into the massive vector Yang-Mills fields and restore the gauge symmetry. This has a dramatic consequence. To confront precision experiments, the mechanism should be

  3. Spontaneously Broken Gauge Symmetry in a Bose Gas with Constant Particle Number

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    Schelle, A.

    The interplay between spontaneously broken gauge symmetries and Bose-Einstein condensation has long been controversially discussed in science, since the equations of motion are invariant under phase transformations. Within the present model, it is illustrated that spontaneous symmetry breaking appears as a non-local process in position space, but within disjoint subspaces of the underlying Hilbert space. Numerical simulations show that it is the symmetry of the relative phase distribution between condensate and non-condensate quantum fields which is spontaneously broken when passing the critical temperature for Bose-Einstein condensation. Since the total number of gas particles remains constant over time, the global U(1)-gauge symmetry of the system is preserved.

  4. Symmetry broken and restored coupled-cluster theory: II. Global gauge symmetry and particle number

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    Duguet, T.; Signoracci, A.

    2017-01-01

    We have recently extended many-body perturbation theory (MBPT) and coupled-cluster theory performed on top of a Slater determinant breaking rotational symmetry to allow for the restoration of the angular momentum at any truncation order (Duguet 2015 J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 42 025107). Following a similar route, we presently extend Bogoliubov MBPT and Bogoliubov coupled cluster theory performed on top of a Bogoliubov reference state breaking global gauge symmetry to allow for the restoration of the particle number at any truncation order. Eventually, formalisms can be merged to handle SU(2) and U(1) symmetries at the same time. The long-term goal relates to the ab initio description of near-degenerate finite quantum systems with an open-shell character.

  5. Weakly broken galileon symmetry

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    Pirtskhalava, David; Santoni, Luca; Trincherini, Enrico; Vernizzi, Filippo

    2015-09-01

    Effective theories of a scalar ϕ invariant under the internal galileon symmetryϕ→ϕ+b{sub μ}x{sup μ} have been extensively studied due to their special theoretical and phenomenological properties. In this paper, we introduce the notion of weakly broken galileon invariance, which characterizes the unique class of couplings of such theories to gravity that maximally retain their defining symmetry. The curved-space remnant of the galileon’s quantum properties allows to construct (quasi) de Sitter backgrounds largely insensitive to loop corrections. We exploit this fact to build novel cosmological models with interesting phenomenology, relevant for both inflation and late-time acceleration of the universe.

  6. Broken Symmetries and Magnetic Dynamos

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    Shebalin, John V.

    2007-01-01

    Phase space symmetries inherent in the statistical theory of ideal magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence are known to be broken dynamically to produce large-scale coherent magnetic structure. Here, results of a numerical study of decaying MHD turbulence are presented that show large-scale coherent structure also arises and persists in the presence of dissipation. Dynamically broken symmetries in MHD turbulence may thus play a fundamental role in the dynamo process.

  7. Invariants of broken discrete symmetries.

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    Kalozoumis, P A; Morfonios, C; Diakonos, F K; Schmelcher, P

    2014-08-01

    The parity and Bloch theorems are generalized to the case of broken global symmetry. Local inversion or translation symmetries in one dimension are shown to yield invariant currents that characterize wave propagation. These currents map the wave function from an arbitrary spatial domain to any symmetry-related domain. Our approach addresses any combination of local symmetries, thus applying, in particular, to acoustic, optical, and matter waves. Nonvanishing values of the invariant currents provide a systematic pathway to the breaking of discrete global symmetries.

  8. Invariants of Broken Discrete Symmetries

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    Kalozoumis, P. A.; Morfonios, C.; Diakonos, F. K.; Schmelcher, P.

    2014-08-01

    The parity and Bloch theorems are generalized to the case of broken global symmetry. Local inversion or translation symmetries in one dimension are shown to yield invariant currents that characterize wave propagation. These currents map the wave function from an arbitrary spatial domain to any symmetry-related domain. Our approach addresses any combination of local symmetries, thus applying, in particular, to acoustic, optical, and matter waves. Nonvanishing values of the invariant currents provide a systematic pathway to the breaking of discrete global symmetries.

  9. Another Broken Symmetry

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    Groetsch, C. W.

    2005-01-01

    Resistance destroys symmetry. In this note, a graphical exploration serves as a guide to a rigorous elementary proof of a specific asymmetry in the trajectory of a point projectile in a medium offering linear resistance.

  10. Soft terms from broken symmetries

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    Buican, Matthew; Komargodski, Zohar

    2010-02-01

    In theories of phyiscs beyond the Standard Model (SM), visible sector fields often carry quantum numbers under additional gauge symmetries. One could then imagine a scenario in which these extra gauge symmetries play a role in transmitting supersymmetry breaking from a hidden sector to the Supersymmetric Standard Model (SSM). In this paper we present a general formalism for studying the resulting hidden sectors and calculating the corresponding gauge mediated soft parameters. We find that a large class of generic models features a leading universal contribution to the soft scalar masses that only depends on the scale of Higgsing, even if the model is strongly coupled. As a by-product of our analysis, we elucidate some IR aspects of the correlation functions in General Gauge Mediation. We also discuss possible phenomenological applications.

  11. Gauge symmetry from decoupling

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    Wetterich, C.

    2017-02-01

    Gauge symmetries emerge from a redundant description of the effective action for light degrees of freedom after the decoupling of heavy modes. This redundant description avoids the use of explicit constraints in configuration space. For non-linear constraints the gauge symmetries are non-linear. In a quantum field theory setting the gauge symmetries are local and can describe Yang-Mills theories or quantum gravity. We formulate gauge invariant fields that correspond to the non-linear light degrees of freedom. In the context of functional renormalization gauge symmetries can emerge if the flow generates or preserves large mass-like terms for the heavy degrees of freedom. They correspond to a particular form of gauge fixing terms in quantum field theories.

  12. Broken symmetries in multilayered perceptrons

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    Barkai, E.; Hansel, D.; Sompolinsky, H.

    1992-03-01

    . The theoretical prediction (for K=3) is in excellent agreement with the numerical estimate based on an exhaustive search in the space of solutions for small N. These results indicate that in the binary case there is no RSB in the space of solutions below the maximal capacity. In the fully connected architecture, the solution's phase space has a global permutation symmetry (PS) reflecting the invariance under permuting the hidden units. The order parameters that signal the spontaneous breaking of this symmetry are defined. The RS theory shows that for small α the PS is maintained. For larger values of α<αc the symmetry is broken, inplying the breaking of the solution space into disjoint regions. These regions are related by permutation symmetry, hence they are fully degenerate with respect to their entropies and statistical properties. This prediction has been tested by simulations of the K=3 case, calculating the order parameters by random walks in the space of solutions. They yield good evidence for existence of a phase with broken permutation symmetry at values of α>=2. Finally, both theory and simulations show that for a typical fully connected network the connections joining the same input to a pair of hidden units are negatively correlated.

  13. Strongly broken Peccei-Quinn symmetry in the early Universe

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    Takahashi, Fuminobu; Yamada, Masaki

    2015-10-06

    We consider QCD axion models where the Peccei-Quinn symmetry is badly broken by a larger amount in the past than in the present, in order to avoid the axion isocurvature problem. Specifically we study supersymmetric axion models where the Peccei-Quinn symmetry is dynamically broken by either hidden gauge interactions or the SU(3){sub c} strong interactions whose dynamical scales are temporarily enhanced by the dynamics of flat directions. The former scenario predicts a large amount of self-interacting dark radiation as the hidden gauge symmetry is weakly coupled in the present Universe. We also show that the observed amount of baryon asymmetry can be generated by the QCD axion dynamics via spontaneous baryogenesis. We briefly comment on the case in which the PQ symmetry is broken by a non-minimal coupling to gravity.

  14. Strongly broken Peccei-Quinn symmetry in the early Universe

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    Takahashi, Fuminobu; Yamada, Masaki E-mail: yamadam@icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp

    2015-10-01

    We consider QCD axion models where the Peccei-Quinn symmetry is badly broken by a larger amount in the past than in the present, in order to avoid the axion isocurvature problem. Specifically we study supersymmetric axion models where the Peccei-Quinn symmetry is dynamically broken by either hidden gauge interactions or the SU(3){sub c} strong interactions whose dynamical scales are temporarily enhanced by the dynamics of flat directions. The former scenario predicts a large amount of self-interacting dark radiation as the hidden gauge symmetry is weakly coupled in the present Universe. We also show that the observed amount of baryon asymmetry can be generated by the QCD axion dynamics via spontaneous baryogenesis. We briefly comment on the case in which the PQ symmetry is broken by a non-minimal coupling to gravity.

  15. Strongly broken Peccei-Quinn symmetry in the early Universe

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    Takahashi, Fuminobu; Yamada, Masaki

    2015-10-01

    We consider QCD axion models where the Peccei-Quinn symmetry is badly broken by a larger amount in the past than in the present, in order to avoid the axion isocurvature problem. Specifically we study supersymmetric axion models where the Peccei-Quinn symmetry is dynamically broken by either hidden gauge interactions or the SU(3)c strong interactions whose dynamical scales are temporarily enhanced by the dynamics of flat directions. The former scenario predicts a large amount of self-interacting dark radiation as the hidden gauge symmetry is weakly coupled in the present Universe. We also show that the observed amount of baryon asymmetry can be generated by the QCD axion dynamics via spontaneous baryogenesis. We briefly comment on the case in which the PQ symmetry is broken by a non-minimal coupling to gravity.

  16. Spontaneously broken spacetime symmetries and Goldstone's theorem.

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    Low, Ian; Manohar, Aneesh V

    2002-03-11

    Goldstone's theorem states that there is a massless mode for each broken symmetry generator. It has been known for a long time that the naive generalization of this counting fails to give the correct number of massless modes for spontaneously broken spacetime symmetries. We explain how to get the right count of massless modes in the general case, and discuss examples involving spontaneously broken Poincaré and conformal invariance.

  17. Topological interactions in broken gauge theories

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    de Wild Propitius, Mark

    1995-11-01

    This thesis deals with planar gauge theories in which some gauge group G is spontaneously broken to a finite subgroup H. The spectrum consists of magnetic vortices, global H charges and dyonic combinations exhibiting topological Aharonov-Bohm interactions. Among other things, we review the Hopf algebra D(H) related to this residual discrete H gauge theory, which provides an unified description of the spin, braid and fusion properties of the aforementioned particles. The implications of adding a Chern-Simons (CS) term to these models are also addressed. We recall that the CS actions for a compact gauge group G are classified by the cohomology group H^4(BG,Z). For finite groups H this classification boils down to the cohomology group H^3(H,U(1)). Thus the different CS actions for a finite group H are given by the inequivalent 3-cocycles of H. It is argued that adding a CS action for the broken gauge group G leads to additional topological interactions for the vortices governed by a 3-cocycle for the residual finite gauge group H determined by a natural homomorphism from H^4(BG,Z) to H^3(H,U(1)). Accordingly, the related Hopf algebra D(H) is deformed into a quasi-Hopf algebra. These general considerations are illustrated by CS theories in which the direct product of some U(1) gauge groups is broken to a finite subgroup H. It turns out that not all conceivable 3-cocycles for finite abelian gauge groups H can be obtained in this way. Those that are not reached are the most interesting. A Z_2 x Z_2 x Z_2 CS theory given by such a 3-cocycle, for instance, is dual to an ordinary gauge theory with nonabelian gauge group the dihedral group of order eight. Finally, the CS theories with nonabelian finite gauge group a dihedral or double dihedral group are also discussed in full detail.

  18. Quantum Gauge Symmetry of Reducible Gauge Theory

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    Dwivedi, Manoj Kumar

    2017-05-01

    We derive the gaugeon formalism of the Kalb-Ramond field theory, a reducible gauge theory, which discusses the quantum gauge freedom. In gaugeon formalism, theory admits quantum gauge symmetry which leaves the action form-invariant. The BRST symmetric gaugeon formalism is also studied which introduces the gaugeon ghost fields and gaugeon ghosts of ghosts fields. To replace the Yokoyama subsidiary conditions by a single Kugo-Ojima type condition the virtue of BRST symmetry is utilized. Under generalized BRST transformations, we show that the gaugeon fields appear naturally in the reducible gauge theory.

  19. The Broken Symmetry of Time

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    Kastner, Ruth E.

    2011-11-29

    This paper seeks to clarify features of time asymmetry in terms of symmetry breaking. It is observed that, in general, a contingent situation or event requires the breaking of an underlying symmetry. The distinction between the universal anisotropy of temporal processes and the irreversibility of certain physical processes is clarified. It is also proposed that the Transactional Interpretation of quantum mechanics offers an effective way to explain general thermodynamic asymmetry in terms of the time asymmetry of radiation, where prior such efforts have fallen short.

  20. Critical fermion density for restoring spontaneously broken symmetry

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    Kleinert, Hagen; Xue, She-Sheng

    2015-07-01

    We show how the phenomenon of spontaneous symmetry breakdown is affected by the presence of a sea of fermions in the system. When its density exceeds a critical value, the broken symmetry can be restored. We calculate the critical value and discuss the consequences for three different physical systems: First, for the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics, where the spontaneous symmetry breakdown leads to nonzero masses of intermediate gauge bosons and fermions. The symmetry restoration will greatly enhance various processes with dramatic consequences for the early universe. Second, for the Gell-Mann-Lévy σ-model of nuclear physics, where the symmetry breakdown gives rise to the nucleon and meson masses. The symmetry restoration may have important consequences for formation or collapse of stellar cores. Third, for the superconductive phase of condensed-matter, where the BCS condensate at low-temperature may be destroyed by a too large electron density.

  1. Broken symmetry in ideal magnetohydrodynamic turbulence

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    Shebalin, John V.

    1993-01-01

    A numerical study of the long-time evolution of a number of cases of inviscid, isotropic, incompressible, three-dimensional fluid, and magneto-fluid turbulence has been completed. The results confirm that ideal magnetohydrodynamic turbulence is non-ergodic if there is no external magnetic field present. This is due essentially to a canonical symmetry being broken in an arbitrary dynamical representation. The broken symmetry manifests itself as a coherent structure, i.e., a non-zero time-averaged part of the turbulent magnetic field. The coherent structure is observed, in one case, to contain about eighteen percent of the total energy.

  2. Comparing dualities and gauge symmetries

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    De Haro, Sebastian; Teh, Nicholas; Butterfield, Jeremy N.

    2017-08-01

    We discuss some aspects of the relation between dualities and gauge symmetries. Both of these ideas are of course multi-faceted, and we confine ourselves to making two points. Both points are about dualities in string theory, and both have the 'flavour' that two dual theories are 'closer in content' than you might think. For both points, we adopt a simple conception of a duality as an 'isomorphism' between theories: more precisely, as appropriate bijections between the two theories' sets of states and sets of quantities. The first point (Section 3) is that this conception of duality meshes with two dual theories being 'gauge related' in the general philosophical sense of being physically equivalent. For a string duality, such as T-duality and gauge/gravity duality, this means taking such features as the radius of a compact dimension, and the dimensionality of spacetime, to be 'gauge'. The second point (Sections 4-6) is much more specific. We give a result about gauge/gravity duality that shows its relation to gauge symmetries (in the physical sense of symmetry transformations that are spacetime-dependent) to be subtler than you might expect. For gauge theories, you might expect that the duality bijections relate only gauge-invariant quantities and states, in the sense that gauge symmetries in one theory will be unrelated to any symmetries in the other theory. This may be so in general; and indeed, it is suggested by discussions of Polchinski and Horowitz. But we show that in gauge/gravity duality, each of a certain class of gauge symmetries in the gravity/bulk theory, viz. diffeomorphisms, is related by the duality to a position-dependent symmetry of the gauge/boundary theory.

  3. From physical symmetries to emergent gauge symmetries

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    Barceló, Carlos; Carballo-Rubio, Raúl; Di Filippo, Francesco; Garay, Luis J.

    2016-10-01

    Gauge symmetries indicate redundancies in the description of the relevant degrees of freedom of a given field theory and restrict the nature of observable quantities. One of the problems faced by emergent theories of relativistic fields is to understand how gauge symmetries can show up in systems that contain no trace of these symmetries at a more fundamental level. In this paper we start a systematic study aimed to establish a satisfactory mathematical and physical picture of this issue, dealing first with abelian field theories. We discuss how the trivialization, due to the decoupling and lack of excitation of some degrees of freedom, of the Noether currents associated with physical symmetries leads to emergent gauge symmetries in specific situations. An example of a relativistic field theory of a vector field is worked out in detail in order to make explicit how this mechanism works and to clarify the physics behind it. The interplay of these ideas with well-known results of importance to the emergent gravity program, such as the Weinberg-Witten theorem, are discussed.

  4. Symmetry-broken states in a system of interacting bosons on a two-leg ladder with a uniform Abelian gauge field

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    Greschner, S.; Piraud, M.; Heidrich-Meisner, F.; McCulloch, I. P.; Schollwöck, U.; Vekua, T.

    2016-12-01

    We study the quantum phases of bosons with repulsive contact interactions on a two-leg ladder in the presence of a uniform Abelian gauge field. The model realizes many interesting states, including Meissner phases, vortex fluids, vortex lattices, charge density waves, and the biased-ladder phase. Our work focuses on the subset of these states that breaks a discrete symmetry. We use density matrix renormalization group simulations to demonstrate the existence of three vortex-lattice states at different vortex densities and we characterize the phase transitions from these phases into neighboring states. Furthermore, we provide an intuitive explanation of the chiral-current reversal effect that is tied to some of these vortex lattices. We also study a charge-density-wave state that exists at 1/4 particle filling at large interaction strengths and flux values close to half a flux quantum. By changing the system parameters, this state can transition into a completely gapped vortex-lattice Mott-insulating state. We elucidate the stability of these phases against nearest-neighbor interactions on the rungs of the ladder relevant for experimental realizations with a synthetic lattice dimension. A charge-density-wave state at 1/3 particle filling can be stabilized for flux values close to half a flux quantum and for very strong on-site interactions in the presence of strong repulsion on the rungs. Finally, we analytically describe the emergence of these phases in the low-density regime, and, in particular, we obtain the boundaries of the biased-ladder phase, i.e., the phase that features a density imbalance between the legs. We make contact with recent quantum-gas experiments that realized related models and discuss signatures of these quantum states in experimentally accessible observables.

  5. Dark matter and gauged flavor symmetries

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    Bishara, Fady; Greljo, Admir; Kamenik, Jernej F.; Stamou, Emmanuel; Zupan, Jure

    2015-12-21

    We investigate the phenomenology of flavored dark matter (DM). DM stability is guaranteed by an accidental Z3 symmetry, a subgroup of the standard model (SM) flavor group that is not broken by the SM Yukawa interactions. We consider an explicit realization where the quark part of the SM flavor group is fully gauged. If the dominant interactions between DM and visible sector are through flavor gauge bosons, as we show for Dirac fermion flavored DM, then the DM mass is bounded between roughly 0.5 TeV and 5 TeV if the DM multiplet mass is split only radiatively. In general, however, no such relation exists. We demonstrate this using scalar flavored DM where the main interaction with the SM is through the Higgs portal. For both cases we derive constraints from flavor, cosmology, direct and indirect DM detection, and collider searches.

  6. Dark matter and gauged flavor symmetries

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    Bishara, Fady; Greljo, Admir; Kamenik, Jernej F.; ...

    2015-12-21

    We investigate the phenomenology of flavored dark matter (DM). DM stability is guaranteed by an accidental Z3 symmetry, a subgroup of the standard model (SM) flavor group that is not broken by the SM Yukawa interactions. We consider an explicit realization where the quark part of the SM flavor group is fully gauged. If the dominant interactions between DM and visible sector are through flavor gauge bosons, as we show for Dirac fermion flavored DM, then the DM mass is bounded between roughly 0.5 TeV and 5 TeV if the DM multiplet mass is split only radiatively. In general, however,more » no such relation exists. We demonstrate this using scalar flavored DM where the main interaction with the SM is through the Higgs portal. For both cases we derive constraints from flavor, cosmology, direct and indirect DM detection, and collider searches.« less

  7. Nonreciprocal Multiferroic Superlattices with Broken Parity Symmetry

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    Tang, Zhenghua; Zhang, Weiyi

    Multiferroic materials are characterized by the coexistence of ferroelectric and ferromagnetic (or antiferromagnetic) orders, the coupling to lattice vibration can be invoked either through piezoelectric or piezomagnetic effects. In this paper, the polaritonic band structures of multiferroic superlattices composed of oppositely polarized domains are investigated using the generalized transfer matrix method. For the primitive cell with broken parity symmetry, the polaritonic band structure is asymmetrical with respect to the forward and backward propagation directions (nonreciprocality). In particular, the band extreme points move away from the Brillouin zone center. This asymmetry in band-gap positions and widths can be used to design compact one-way optical isolators, while the extremely slow light velocities near the asymmetrical upper edges of lower bands includes the essential ingredients for designing slow light devices.

  8. Entanglement entropy in quantum spin chains with broken reflection symmetry

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    Kadar, Zoltan; Zimboras, Zoltan

    2010-09-15

    We investigate the entanglement entropy of a block of L sites in quasifree translation-invariant spin chains concentrating on the effect of reflection-symmetry breaking. The Majorana two-point functions corresponding to the Jordan-Wigner transformed fermionic modes are determined in the most general case; from these, it follows that reflection symmetry in the ground state can only be broken if the model is quantum critical. The large L asymptotics of the entropy are calculated analytically for general gauge-invariant models, which have, until now, been done only for the reflection-symmetric sector. Analytical results are also derived for certain nongauge-invariant models (e.g., for the Ising model with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction). We also study numerically finite chains of length N with a nonreflection-symmetric Hamiltonian and report that the reflection symmetry of the entropy of the first L spins is violated but the reflection-symmetric Calabrese-Cardy formula is recovered asymptotically. Furthermore, for noncritical reflection-symmetry-breaking Hamiltonians, we find an anomaly in the behavior of the saturation entropy as we approach the critical line. The paper also provides a concise but extensive review of the block-entropy asymptotics in translation-invariant quasifree spin chains with an analysis of the nearest-neighbor case and the enumeration of the yet unsolved parts of the quasifree landscape.

  9. A nilpotent symmetry of quantum gauge theories

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    Lahiri, Amitabha

    2001-09-01

    For the Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin invariant extended action for any gauge theory, there exists another off-shell nilpotent symmetry. For linear gauges, it can be elevated to a symmetry of the quantum theory and used in the construction of the quantum effective action. Generalizations for nonlinear gauges and actions with higher-order ghost terms are also possible.

  10. Neutrino Mixing:. from the Broken μ-τ Symmetry to the Broken Friedberg-Lee Symmetry

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    Xing, Zhi-Zhong

    I argue that the observed flavor structures of leptons and quarks might imply the existence of certain flavor symmetries. The latter should be a good starting point to build realistic models towards deeper understanding of the fermion mass spectra and flavor mixing patterns. The μ-τ permutation symmetry serves for such an example to interpret the almost maximal atmospheric neutrino mixing angle (θ23 ~ 45°) and the strongly suppressed CHOOZ neutrino mixing angle (θ13 < 10°). In this talk I like to highlight a new kind of flavor symmetry, the Friedberg-Lee symmetry, for the effective Majorana neutrino mass operator. Luo and I have shown that this symmetry can be broken in an oblique way, such that the lightest neutrino remains massless but an experimentally-favored neutrino mixing pattern is achievable. We get a novel prediction for θ13 in the CP-conserving case: sinθ13 = tanθ12|(1 - tanθ23)/(1 + tanθ23)|. Our scenario can simply be generalized to accommodate CP violation and be combined with the seesaw mechanism. Finally I stress the importance of probing possible effects of μ-τ symmetry breaking either in terrestrial neutrino oscillation experiments or with ultrahigh-energy cosmic neutrino telescopes.

  11. On Gauging Symmetry of Modular Categories

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    Cui, Shawn X.; Galindo, César; Plavnik, Julia Yael; Wang, Zhenghan

    2016-12-01

    Topological order of a topological phase of matter in two spacial dimensions is encoded by a unitary modular (tensor) category (UMC). A group symmetry of the topological phase induces a group symmetry of its corresponding UMC. Gauging is a well-known theoretical tool to promote a global symmetry to a local gauge symmetry. We give a mathematical formulation of gauging in terms of higher category formalism. Roughly, given a UMC with a symmetry group G, gauging is a 2-step process: first extend the UMC to a G-crossed braided fusion category and then take the equivariantization of the resulting category. Gauging can tell whether or not two enriched topological phases of matter are different, and also provides a way to construct new UMCs out of old ones. We derive a formula for the {H^4}-obstruction, prove some properties of gauging, and carry out gauging for two concrete examples.

  12. Spontaneously broken topological SL(5,R) gauge theory with standard gravity emerging

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    Mielke, Eckehard W.

    2011-02-15

    A completely metric-free sl(5,R) gauge framework is developed in four dimensions. After spontaneous symmetry breaking of the corresponding topological BF scheme, Einstein spaces with a tiny cosmological constant emerge, similarly as in (anti-)de Sitter gauge theories of gravity. The induced {Lambda} is related to the scale of the symmetry breaking. A ''background'' metric surfaces from a Higgs-like mechanism. The finiteness of such a topological scheme converts into asymptotic safeness after quantization of the spontaneously broken model.

  13. Gauged twistor spinors and symmetry operators

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    Ertem, Ümit

    2017-03-01

    We consider gauged twistor spinors which are supersymmetry generators of supersymmetric and superconformal field theories in curved backgrounds. We show that the spinor bilinears of gauged twistor spinors satisfy the gauged conformal Killing-Yano equation. We prove that the symmetry operators of the gauged twistor spinor equation can be constructed from ordinary conformal Killing-Yano forms in constant curvature backgrounds. This provides a way to obtain gauged twistor spinors from ordinary twistor spinors.

  14. Casimir effect for regions with broken symmetry of boundaries

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    Zayaev, Yu.B.; Kazakov, A.Ya.; Mostepanenko, V.M.; Trunov, N.N.

    1989-01-01

    A method is proposed for computing corrections to the Casimir force caused by a broken symmetry of the boundaries. The values of these corrections are obtained for a parallelepiped in the case of scalar and electromagnetic fields.

  15. The role of gauge symmetry in spintronics

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    Sobreiro, R.F.

    2011-12-15

    In this work we employ a field theoretical approach to explain the nature of the non-conserved spin current in spintronics. In particular, we consider the usual U(1) gauge theory for the electromagnetism at classical level in order to obtain the broken continuity equation involving the spin current and spin-transfer torque. Inspired by the recent work of A. Vernes, B. L. Gyorffy and P. Weinberger where they obtain such an equation in terms of relativistic quantum mechanics, we formalize their result in terms of the well known currents of field theory such as the Bargmann-Wigner current and the chiral current. Thus, an interpretation of spintronics is provided in terms of Noether currents (conserved or not) and symmetries of the electromagnetism. In fact, the main result of the present work is that the non-conservation of the spin current is associated with the gauge invariance of physical observables where the breaking term is proportional to the chiral current. Moreover, we generalize their result by including the electromagnetic field as a dynamical field instead of an external one.

  16. Discrete gauge symmetry in continuum theories

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    Krauss, L.M.; Wilczek, F.

    1989-03-13

    We point out that local symmetries can masquerade as discrete global symmetries to an observer equipped with only low-energy probes. The existence of the underlying local gauge invariance can, however, result in observable Aharonov-Bohm-type effects. Black holes can therefore carry discrete gauge charges: a form of nonclassical ''hair.'' Neither black-hole evaporation, wormholes, nor anything else can violate discrete gauge symmetries. In supersymmetric unified theories such discrete symmetries can forbid proton-decay amplitudes that might otherwise be catastrophic.

  17. BRST symmetry in the general gauge theories

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    Hyuk-Jae, Lee; Jae, Hyung, Yee

    1994-01-01

    By using the residual gauge symmetry interpretation of BRST invariance we have constructed a new BRST formulation for general gauge theories including those with open algebras. For theories with open gauge algebra the formulation leads to a BRST invariant effective action which does not contain any higher order terms in the ghost fields.

  18. Broken chiral symmetry on a null plane

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    Beane, Silas R.

    2013-10-15

    On a null-plane (light-front), all effects of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking are contained in the three Hamiltonians (dynamical Poincaré generators), while the vacuum state is a chiral invariant. This property is used to give a general proof of Goldstone’s theorem on a null-plane. Focusing on null-plane QCD with N degenerate flavors of light quarks, the chiral-symmetry breaking Hamiltonians are obtained, and the role of vacuum condensates is clarified. In particular, the null-plane Gell-Mann–Oakes–Renner formula is derived, and a general prescription is given for mapping all chiral-symmetry breaking QCD condensates to chiral-symmetry conserving null-plane QCD condensates. The utility of the null-plane description lies in the operator algebra that mixes the null-plane Hamiltonians and the chiral symmetry charges. It is demonstrated that in a certain non-trivial limit, the null-plane operator algebra reduces to the symmetry group SU(2N) of the constituent quark model. -- Highlights: •A proof (the first) of Goldstone’s theorem on a null-plane is given. •The puzzle of chiral-symmetry breaking condensates on a null-plane is solved. •The emergence of spin-flavor symmetries in null-plane QCD is demonstrated.

  19. Symmetry-broken states on networks of coupled oscillators

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    Jiang, Xin; Abrams, Daniel M.

    2016-05-01

    When identical oscillators are coupled together in a network, dynamical steady states are often assumed to reflect network symmetries. Here, we show that alternative persistent states may also exist that break the symmetries of the underlying coupling network. We further show that these symmetry-broken coexistent states are analogous to those dubbed "chimera states," which can occur when identical oscillators are coupled to one another in identical ways.

  20. Broken SU(3) x SU(3) x SU(3) x SU(3) Symmetry

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    Freund, P. G. O.; Nambu, Y.

    1964-10-01

    We argue that the "Eight-fold Way" version of the SU(3) symmetry should be extended to a product of up to four separate and badly broken SU(3) groups, including the gamma{sub 5} type SU(3) symmetry. A hierarchy of subgroups (or subalgebras) are considered within this framework, and two candidates are found to be interesting in view of experimental evidence. Main features of the theory are: 1) the baryons belong to a nonet; 2) there is an octet of axial vector gauge mesons in addition to one or two octets of vector mesons; 3) pseudoscalar and scalar mesons exist as "incomplete" multiplets arising from spontaneous breakdown of symmetry.

  1. Dynamical Symmetry Breaking of Extended Gauge Symmetries

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    Appelquist, Thomas; Shrock, Robert

    2003-05-01

    We construct asymptotically free gauge theories exhibiting dynamical breaking of the left-right gauge group GLR=SU(3)c×SU(2)L×SU(2)R×U(1)B-L, and its extension to the Pati-Salam gauge group G422=SU(4)PS×SU(2)L×SU(2)R. The models incorporate technicolor for electroweak breaking, and extended technicolor for the breaking of GLR and G422 and the generation of fermion masses. They include a seesaw mechanism for neutrino masses, without a grand unified theory (GUT) scale. These models explain why GLR and G422 break to SU(3)c×SU(2)L×U(1)Y, and why this takes place at a scale (˜103 TeV) large compared to the electroweak scale, but much smaller than a GUT scale.

  2. Broken-Symmetry Quantum Hall States in Twisted Bilayer Graphene

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    Kim, Youngwook; Park, Jaesung; Song, Intek; Ok, Jong Mok; Jo, Younjung; Watanabe, Kenji; Taniquchi, Takashi; Choi, Hee Cheul; Lee, Dong Su; Jung, Suyong; Kim, Jun Sung

    2016-12-01

    Twisted bilayer graphene offers a unique bilayer two-dimensional-electron system where the layer separation is only in sub-nanometer scale. Unlike Bernal-stacked bilayer, the layer degree of freedom is disentangled from spin and valley, providing eight-fold degeneracy in the low energy states. We have investigated broken-symmetry quantum Hall (QH) states and their transitions due to the interplay of the relative strength of valley, spin and layer polarizations in twisted bilayer graphene. The energy gaps of the broken-symmetry QH states show an electron-hole asymmetric behaviour, and their dependence on the induced displacement field are opposite between even and odd filling factor states. These results strongly suggest that the QH states with broken valley and spin symmetries for individual layer become hybridized via interlayer tunnelling, and the hierarchy of the QH states is sensitive to both magnetic field and displacement field due to charge imbalance between layers.

  3. Broken-Symmetry Quantum Hall States in Twisted Bilayer Graphene

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    Kim, Youngwook; Park, Jaesung; Song, Intek; Ok, Jong Mok; Jo, Younjung; Watanabe, Kenji; Taniquchi, Takashi; Choi, Hee Cheul; Lee, Dong Su; Jung, Suyong; Kim, Jun Sung

    2016-01-01

    Twisted bilayer graphene offers a unique bilayer two-dimensional-electron system where the layer separation is only in sub-nanometer scale. Unlike Bernal-stacked bilayer, the layer degree of freedom is disentangled from spin and valley, providing eight-fold degeneracy in the low energy states. We have investigated broken-symmetry quantum Hall (QH) states and their transitions due to the interplay of the relative strength of valley, spin and layer polarizations in twisted bilayer graphene. The energy gaps of the broken-symmetry QH states show an electron-hole asymmetric behaviour, and their dependence on the induced displacement field are opposite between even and odd filling factor states. These results strongly suggest that the QH states with broken valley and spin symmetries for individual layer become hybridized via interlayer tunnelling, and the hierarchy of the QH states is sensitive to both magnetic field and displacement field due to charge imbalance between layers. PMID:27905496

  4. Unification mechanism for gauge and spacetime symmetries

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    László, András

    2017-03-01

    A group theoretical mechanism for unification of local gauge and spacetime symmetries is introduced. No-go theorems prohibiting such unification are circumvented by slightly relaxing the usual requirement on the gauge group: only the so called Levi factor of the gauge group needs to be compact semisimple, not the entire gauge group. This allows a non-conventional supersymmetry-like extension of the gauge group, glueing together the gauge and spacetime symmetries, but not needing any new exotic gauge particles. It is shown that this new relaxed requirement on the gauge group is nothing but the minimal condition for energy positivity. The mechanism is demonstrated to be mathematically possible and physically plausible on a \\text{U}(1) based gauge theory setting. The unified group, being an extension of the group of spacetime symmetries, is shown to be different than that of the conventional supersymmetry group, thus overcoming the McGlinn and Coleman–Mandula no-go theorems in a non-supersymmetric way.

  5. Elastoconductivity as a probe of broken mirror symmetries

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    Hlobil, Patrik; Maharaj, Akash V.; Hosur, Pavan; Shapiro, M. C.; Fisher, I. R.; Raghu, S.

    2015-07-27

    We propose the possible detection of broken mirror symmetries in correlated two-dimensional materials by elastotransport measurements. Using linear response theory we calculate the“shear conductivity” Γ x x , x y , defined as the linear change of the longitudinal conductivity σ x x due to a shear strain ε x y . This quantity can only be nonvanishing when in-plane mirror symmetries are broken and we discuss how candidate states in the cuprate pseudogap regime (e.g., various loop current or charge orders) may exhibit a finite shear conductivity. We also provide a realistic experimental protocol for detecting such a response.

  6. Radiatively broken symmetries of nonhierarchical neutrinos

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    Dighe, Amol; Goswami, Srubabati; Roy, Probir

    2007-11-01

    Symmetry-based ideas, such as the quark-lepton complementarity principle and the tribimaximal mixing scheme, have been proposed to explain the observed mixing pattern of neutrinos. We argue that such symmetry relations need to be imposed at a high scale Λ˜1012GeV characterizing the large masses of right-handed neutrinos required to implement the seesaw mechanism. For nonhierarchical neutrinos, renormalization group evolution down to a laboratory energy scale λ˜103GeV tends to radiatively break these symmetries at a significant level and spoil the mixing pattern predicted by them. However, for Majorana neutrinos, suitable constraints on the extra phases α2,3 enable the retention of those high scale mixing patterns at laboratory energies. We examine this issue within the minimal supersymmetric standard model and demonstrate the fact posited above for two versions of quark-lepton complementarity and two versions of tribimaximal mixing. The appropriate constraints are worked out for all these four cases. Specifically, a preference for α2≈π (i.e., m1≈-m2) emerges in each case. We also show how a future accurate measurement of θ13 may enable some discrimination among these four cases in spite of renormalization group evolution.

  7. Non-gaussianity from broken symmetries

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    Kolb, Edward W.; Riotto, Antonio; Vallinotto, Alberto; /Chicago U. /Fermilab

    2005-11-01

    Recently we studied inflation models in which the inflation potential is characterized by an underlying approximate global symmetry. In the first work we pointed out that in such a model curvature perturbations are generated after the end of the slow-roll phase of inflation. In this work we develop further the observational implications of the model and compute the degree of non-Gaussianity predicted in the scenario. We find that the corresponding nonlinearity parameter, F{sub NL}, can be as large as 10{sup 2}.

  8. Detecting broken \\mathbf{\\mathsf{PT}} -symmetry

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    Weigert, Stefan

    2006-08-01

    A fundamental problem in the theory of \\mathbf{\\mathsf{PT}} -invariant quantum systems is to determine whether a given system 'respects' this symmetry or not. If not, the system usually develops non-real eigenvalues. It is shown in this contribution how to algorithmically detect the existence of complex eigenvalues for a given PT-symmetric matrix. The procedure uses classical results from stability theory which qualitatively locate the zeros of real polynomials in the complex plane. The interest and value of the present approach lies in the fact that it avoids diagonalization of the Hamiltonian at hand.

  9. Unity of quark and lepton interactions with symplectic gauge symmetry

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    Rajpoot, S.

    1982-07-01

    Properties of symplectic groups are reviewed and the gauge structure of Sp(2n) derived. The electroweak unification of leptons within Sp(8) gauge symmetry and grand unification of quarks and leptons within Sp(10) gauge symmetry are discussed.

  10. Early ERA in a broken-symmetry theory of gravity

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    Krori, K. D.; Chaudhury, T.; Mahanta, Chandra R.

    1992-12-01

    We discuss in this paper the early era of Robertson-Walker, Kantowski-Sachs, and Bianchi type I cosmologies in the light of a broken-symmetry theory of gravity proposed by Chandra. The conclusions for all three cosmologies are briefly presented for comparison. Some results of Chandra's calculation on Robertson-Walker cosmology are corrected.

  11. Beyond the standard gauging: gauge symmetries of Dirac sigma models

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    Chatzistavrakidis, Athanasios; Deser, Andreas; Jonke, Larisa; Strobl, Thomas

    2016-08-01

    In this paper we study the general conditions that have to be met for a gauged extension of a two-dimensional bosonic σ-model to exist. In an inversion of the usual approach of identifying a global symmetry and then promoting it to a local one, we focus directly on the gauge symmetries of the theory. This allows for action functionals which are gauge invariant for rather general background fields in the sense that their invariance conditions are milder than the usual case. In particular, the vector fields that control the gauging need not be Killing. The relaxation of isometry for the background fields is controlled by two connections on a Lie algebroid L in which the gauge fields take values, in a generalization of the common Lie-algebraic picture. Here we show that these connections can always be determined when L is a Dirac structure in the H-twisted Courant algebroid. This also leads us to a derivation of the general form for the gauge symmetries of a wide class of two-dimensional topological field theories called Dirac σ-models, which interpolate between the G/G Wess-Zumino-Witten model and the (Wess-Zumino-term twisted) Poisson sigma model.

  12. Large gauge symmetries and asymptotic states in QED

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    Gabai, Barak; Sever, Amit

    2016-12-01

    Large Gauge Transformations (LGT) are gauge transformations that do not vanish at infinity. Instead, they asymptotically approach arbitrary functions on the conformal sphere at infinity. Recently, it was argued that the LGT should be treated as an infinite set of global symmetries which are spontaneously broken by the vacuum. It was established that in QED, the Ward identities of their induced symmetries are equivalent to the Soft Photon Theorem. In this paper we study the implications of LGT on the S-matrix between physical asymptotic states in massive QED. In appose to the naively free scattering states, physical asymptotic states incorporate the long range electric field between asymptotic charged particles and were already constructed in 1970 by Kulish and Faddeev. We find that the LGT charge is independent of the particles' momenta and may be associated to the vacuum. The soft theorem's manifestation as a Ward identity turns out to be an outcome of not working with the physical asymptotic states.

  13. Gauge B-L model with residual Z3 symmetry

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    Ma, Ernest; Pollard, Nicholas; Srivastava, Rahul; ...

    2016-09-07

    We study a gauge B–L extension of the standard model of quarks and leptons with unconventional charges for the singlet right-handed neutrinos, and extra singlet scalars, such that a residual Z3 symmetry remains after the spontaneous breaking of B–L. The phenomenological consequences of this scenario, including the possibility of long-lived self-interacting dark matter and Z' collider signatures is discussed. Lepton number L is a familiar concept. It is usually defined as a global U (1) symmetry, under which the leptons of the standard model (SM), i.e. e,μ,τ together with their neutrinos νe,νμ,ντ have L=1, and all other SM particles havemore » L=0. In the case of nonzero Majorana neutrino masses, this continuous symmetry is broken to a discrete Z2 symmetry, i.e. (-1)L or lepton parity. In this paper, we consider a gauge B–L extension of the SM, such that a residual Z3 symmetry remains after the spontaneous breaking of B–L. This is then a realization of the unusual notion of Z3 lepton symmetry. It has specific phenomenological consequences, including the possibility of a long-lived particle as a dark-matter candidate.« less

  14. Consistency condition for inflation from (broken) conformal symmetry

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    Schalm, Koenraad; Aalst, Ted van der; Shiu, Gary E-mail: shiu@physics.wisc.edu

    2013-03-01

    We investigate the symmetry constraints on the bispectrum, i.e. the three-point correlation function of primordial density fluctuations, in slow-roll inflation. It follows from the defining property of slow-roll inflation that primordial correlation functions inherit most of their structure from weakly broken de Sitter symmetries. Using holographic techniques borrowed from the AdS/CFT correspondence, the symmetry constraints on the bispectrum can be mapped to a set of stress-tensor Ward identities in a weakly broken 2+1-dimensional Euclidean CFT. We construct the consistency condition from these Ward identities using conformal perturbation theory. This requires a second order Ward identity and the use of the evolution equation. Our result also illustrates a subtle difference between conformal perturbation theory and the slow-roll expansion.

  15. Gauge Transformations as Spacetime Symmetries

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    Angeles, Rene; Napsuciale, Mauro

    2009-04-20

    Weinberg has shown that massless fields of helicity {+-}1(vector fields) do not transform homogeneously under Unitary Lorentz Transformations (LT). We calculate explicitly the inhomogeneous term. We show that imposing strict invariance of the Lagrangian under LT for an iteracting Dirac field requires the fermion field to transform with a space-time (and photon creation and annihilation operators) dependent phase and dictates the interaction terms as those arising from the conventional gauge principle.

  16. Topological aspects of systems with broken time-reversal symmetry

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    Raghu, Srinivas

    This thesis deals with two topics involving topological "vortex-like" defects arising due to the breaking of time-reversal symmetry. A recurring theme shall be the interplay between the bulk properties and the physics at the boundaries of such systems. In the first part of the thesis, we construct direct analogs of quantum Hall effect edge modes in photonic systems with broken time-reversal symmetry. We will show how "photonic crystals" built out of time-reversal breaking Faraday effect media can exhibit "chiral" edge modes in which light propagates unidirectionally along boundaries across which the Faraday axis reverses. The crucial feature underlying this idea is that the photon bands of interest have non-zero Chern numbers (topological integers, which in the case at hand, represent the winding number of the Berry gauge connection of the bands). Using both numerical diagonalization and simple analytical models, we show how to construct photon bands with non-zero Chern invariants, and we use them to realize the precise classical counterpart of the electronic edge modes of the quantum Hall effect. To study these modes numerically, we have designed and implemented novel real-space treatments of the source-free Maxwell normal mode problem on a discrete network. In the second part of the thesis, we focus on extreme type II superconductors in externally applied magnetic fields. Motivated by experiments of Ong and collaborators on the Nernst effect in the cuprate superconductors, we consider a model of a superconductor which permits fluctuations only in the phase of the order parameter. In the presence of the magnetic field, a net vorticity is induced in the system, and we consider the various static and thermoelectric signatures of these superconducting vortices. Using numerical simulations, analytical calculations, and arguments from duality, we study thermoelectric transport and boundary diamagnetic currents. We conclude that such simple models of superconductors

  17. On a Broken Formal Symmetry between Kinetic and Gravitational Energy

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    Nikkhah Shirazi, Armin

    2011-03-01

    Historically, the discovery of symmetries has played an important role in the progress of our fundamental understanding of nature. This paper will demonstrate that there exists in Newtonian theory in a spherical gravitational field a formal symmetry between the kinetic (KE) and gravitational potential energy (GPE) of a test mass. Put differently, there exists a way of expressing GPE such that the form of the mathematical expression remains invariant under an interchange of KE and GPE. When extended to relativity by a suitable assumption, it leads to a framework that bridges the general relativistic and Newtonian conceptions of gravitational energy, even though the symmetry is broken except in the infinitesimal limit. Recognizing this symmetry at infinitesimal scales makes it possible to write a relativistic equation of an individual graviton, the properties of which under under one interpretation may be unexpected.

  18. Adiabatic approximation for the Rabi model with broken inversion symmetry

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    Shen, Li-Tuo; Yang, Zhen-Biao; Wu, Huai-Zhi

    2017-01-01

    We study the properties and behavior of the Rabi model with broken inversion symmetry. Using an adiabatic approximation approach, we explore the high-frequency qubit and oscillator regimes, and obtain analytical solutions for the qubit-oscillator system. We demonstrate that, due to broken inversion symmetry, the positions of two potentials and zero-point energies in the oscillators become asymmetric and have a quadratic dependence on the mean dipole moments within the high-frequency oscillator regime. Furthermore, we find that there is a critical point above which the qubit-oscillator system becomes unstable, and the position of this critical point has a quadratic dependence on the mean dipole moments within the high-frequency qubit regime. Finally, we verify this critical point based on the method of semiclassical approximation.

  19. Approximate gauge symmetry of composite vector bosons

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    Suzuki, Mahiko

    2010-08-01

    It can be shown in a solvable field theory model that the couplings of the composite vector bosons made of a fermion pair approach the gauge couplings in the limit of strong binding. Although this phenomenon may appear accidental and special to the vector bosons made of a fermion pair, we extend it to the case of bosons being constituents and find that the same phenomenon occurs in a more intriguing way. The functional formalism not only facilitates computation but also provides us with a better insight into the generating mechanism of approximate gauge symmetry, in particular, how the strong binding and global current conservation conspire to generate such an approximate symmetry. Remarks are made on its possible relevance or irrelevance to electroweak and higher symmetries.

  20. Behavior of eigenvalues in a region of broken PT symmetry

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    Bender, Carl M.; Hassanpour, Nima; Hook, Daniel W.; Klevansky, S. P.; Sünderhauf, Christoph; Wen, Zichao

    2017-05-01

    PT -symmetric quantum mechanics began with a study of the Hamiltonian H =p2+x2(ix ) ɛ . When ɛ ≥0 , the eigenvalues of this non-Hermitian Hamiltonian are discrete, real, and positive. This portion of parameter space is known as the region of unbroken PT symmetry. In the region of broken PT symmetry, ɛ <0 , only a finite number of eigenvalues are real and the remaining eigenvalues appear as complex-conjugate pairs. The region of unbroken PT symmetry has been studied but the region of broken PT symmetry has thus far been unexplored. This paper presents a detailed numerical and analytical examination of the behavior of the eigenvalues for -4 <ɛ <0 . In particular, it reports the discovery of an infinite-order exceptional point at ɛ =-1 , a transition from a discrete spectrum to a partially continuous spectrum at ɛ =-2 , a transition at the Coulomb value ɛ =-3 , and the behavior of the eigenvalues as ɛ approaches the conformal limit ɛ =-4 .

  1. Whispering gallery resonators with broken axial symmetry: Theory and experiment.

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    Fürst, J; Sturman, B; Buse, K; Breunig, I

    2016-09-05

    Axial symmetry is the cornerstone for theory and applications of high-Q optical whispering gallery resonators (WGRs). Nevertheless, research on birefringent crystalline material persistently pushes towards breaking this symmetry. We show theoretically and experimentally that the effect of broken axial symmetry, caused by optical anisotropy, is modest for the resonant frequencies and Q-factors of the WGR modes. Thus, the most important equatorial whispering gallery modes can be quantitatively described and experimentally identified. At the same time, the effect of broken axial symmetry on the light field distribution of the whispering gallery modes is typically very strong. This qualitatively modifies the phase-matching for the χ(2) nonlinear processes and enables broad-band second harmonic generation and optical parametric oscillation. The effect of weak geometric ellipticity in nominally symmetric WGRs is also considered. Altogether our findings pave the way for an extensive use of numerous birefringent (uniaxial and biaxial) crystals with broad transparency window and large χ(2) coefficients in nonlinear optics with WGRs.

  2. SU(3) family gauge symmetry and the axion

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    Appelquist, Thomas; Bai Yang; Piai, Maurizio

    2007-04-01

    We analyze the structure of a recently proposed effective field theory (EFT) for the generation of quark and lepton mass ratios and mixing angles, based on the spontaneous breaking of an SU(3) family gauge symmetry at a high scale F. We classify the Yukawa operators necessary to seed the masses, making use of the continuous global symmetries that they preserve. One global U(1), in addition to baryon number and electroweak hypercharge, remains unbroken after the inclusion of all operators required by standard model fermion phenomenology. An associated vacuum symmetry insures the vanishing of the first-family quark and charged-lepton masses in the absence of the family gauge interaction. If this U(1) symmetry is taken to be exact in the EFT, broken explicitly by only the QCD-induced anomaly, and if the breaking scale F is taken to lie in the range 10{sup 9}-10{sup 12} GeV, then the associated Nambu-Goldstone boson is a potential QCD axion.

  3. The Corolla Polynomial for Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theories

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    Prinz, David

    2016-09-01

    In Kreimer and Yeats (Electr. J. Comb. 41-41, 2013), Kreimer et al. (Annals Phys. 336, 180-222, 2013) and Sars (2015) the Corolla Polynomial C ({Γ }) in C [a_{h1}, ldots , a_{h_{ \\vert {Γ }^{[1/2]} \\vert }}] was introduced as a graph polynomial in half-edge variables {ah}_{h in {Γ }^{[1/2]}} over a 3-regular scalar quantum field theory (QFT) Feynman graph Γ. It allows for a covariant quantization of pure Yang-Mills theory without the need for introducing ghost fields, clarifies the relation between quantum gauge theory and scalar QFT with cubic interaction and translates back the problem of renormalizing quantum gauge theory to the problem of renormalizing scalar QFT with cubic interaction (which is super renormalizable in 4 dimensions of spacetime). Furthermore, it is, as we believe, useful for computer calculations. In Prinz (2015) on which this paper is based the formulation of Kreimer and Yeats (Electr. J. Comb. 41-41, 2013), Kreimer et al. (Annals Phys. 336, 180-222, 2013) and Sars (2015) gets slightly altered in a fashion specialized in the case of the Feynman gauge. It is then formulated as a graph polynomial C ({Γ } ) in C [a_{h_{1 ± }}, ldots , a_{h_{ \\vert {Γ }^{[1/2]} \\vert } {h}_{± }}, b_{h1}, ldots , b_{h_{ \\vert {Γ }^{[1/2]} \\vert }}] in three different types of half-edge variables {a_{h+} , a_{h-} , bh}_{h in {Γ }^{[1/2]}} . This formulation is also suitable for the generalization to the case of spontaneously broken gauge theories (in particular all bosons from the Standard Model), as was first worked out in Prinz (2015) and gets reviewed here.

  4. Entanglement entropy and nonabelian gauge symmetry

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    Donnelly, William

    2014-11-01

    Entanglement entropy has proven to be an extremely useful concept in quantum field theory. Gauge theories are of particular interest, but for these systems the entanglement entropy is not clearly defined because the physical Hilbert space does not factor as a tensor product according to regions of space. Here we review a definition of entanglement entropy that applies to abelian and nonabelian lattice gauge theories. This entanglement entropy is obtained by embedding the physical Hilbert space into a product of Hilbert spaces associated to regions with boundary. The latter Hilbert spaces include degrees of freedom on the entangling surface that transform like surface charges under the gauge symmetry. These degrees of freedom are shown to contribute to the entanglement entropy, and the form of this contribution is determined by the gauge symmetry. We test our definition using the example of two-dimensional Yang-Mills theory, and find that it agrees with the thermal entropy in de Sitter space, and with the results of the Euclidean replica trick. We discuss the possible implications of this result for more complicated gauge theories, including quantum gravity.

  5. Excitation of dark plasmonic modes in symmetry broken terahertz metamaterials.

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    Chowdhury, Dibakar Roy; Su, Xiaofang; Zeng, Yong; Chen, Xiaoshuang; Taylor, Antoinette J; Azad, Abul

    2014-08-11

    Plasmonic structures with high symmetry, such as double-identical gap split ring resonators, possess dark eigenmodes. These dark eigenmodes are dominated by magnetic dipole and/or higher-order multi-poles such as electric quadrapoles. Consequently these dark modes interact very weakly with the surrounding environment, and can have very high quality factors (Q). In this work, we have studied, experimentally as well as theoretically, these dark eigenmodes in terahertz metamaterials. Theoretical investigations with the help of classical perturbation theory clearly indicate the existence of these dark modes in symmetric plasmonic metamaterials. However, these dark modes can be excited experimentally by breaking the symmetry within the constituting metamaterial resonators cell, resulting in high quality factor resonance mode. The symmetry broken metamaterials with such high quality factor can pave the way in realizing high sensitivity sensors, in addition to other applications.

  6. Superheavy dark matter with discrete gauge symmetries

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    Hamaguchi, K.; Nomura, Yasunori; Yanagida, T.

    1998-11-01

    We show that there are discrete gauge symmetries which naturally protect heavy X particles from decaying into ordinary light particles in the supersymmetric standard model. This makes the proposal that superheavy X particles constitute part of the dark matter in the present universe very attractive. It is more interesting that there is a class of discrete gauge symmetries which naturally accommodates a long-lived unstable X particle. We find that in some discrete Z10 models, for example, a superheavy X particle has a lifetime of τX~=1011-1026 yr for a mass of MX~=1013-1014 GeV. This long lifetime is guaranteed by the absence of lower dimensional operators (of light particles) coupled to the X. We briefly discuss a possible explanation for the recently observed ultrahigh-energy cosmic ray events by the decay of this unstable X particle.

  7. Extra gauge symmetries in BHT gravity

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    Blagojević, M.; Cvetković, B.

    2011-03-01

    We study the canonical structure of the Bergshoeff-Hohm-Townsend massive gravity, linearized around a maximally symmetric background. At the critical point in the space of parameters, defined by Λ 0/ m 2 = -1, we discover an extra gauge symmetry, which reflects the existence of the partially massless mode. The number of the Lagrangian degrees of freedom is found to be 1. We show that the canonical structure of the theory at the critical point is unstable under linearization.

  8. Mode coupling and evolution in broken-symmetry plasmas

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    Sherman, E. Ya.; Abrarov, R. M.; Sipe, J. E.

    2009-10-15

    The control of nonlinear processes and possible transitions to chaos in systems of interacting particles is a fundamental physical problem. We propose a nonuniform solid-state plasma system, produced by the optical injection of current in two-dimensional semiconductor structures, where this control can be achieved. Due to an injected current, the system symmetry is initially broken. The subsequent nonequilibrium dynamics is governed by the spatially varying long-range Coulomb forces and electron-hole collisions. As a result, inhomogeneities in the charge and velocity distributions should develop rapidly and lead to previously unexpected experimental consequences. We suggest that the system eventually evolves into a behavior similar to chaos.

  9. Unveiling locally linearly polarized vector fields with broken axial symmetry

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    Wang Xilin; Lou Kai; Chen Jing; Gu Bing; Li Yongnan; Wang Huitian

    2011-06-15

    We explore how the focusing of axial-symmetry-broken vector fields is associated with a sector aperture whose apex coincides with the field axis. Its focused field is azimuthally split into a pair of orthogonal right- and left-handed circularly polarized partial rings which are rotated by angles of {+-}{pi}/2 with respect to the input vector field carrying no orbital angular momentum (OAM) and no spin angular momentum (SAM), respectively. Each member of the pair of partial rings carries not only the opposite OAM but also the opposite SAM. We unveil the underlying physics behind such an effect.

  10. Cosmology of a universe with spontaneously broken Lorentz symmetry

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    Ferreira, P. G.; Gripaios, B. M.; Zlosnik, T. G.; Saffari, R.

    2007-02-15

    A self-consistent effective field theory of modified gravity has recently been proposed with spontaneous breaking of local Lorentz invariance. The symmetry is broken by a vector field with the wrong-sign mass term and it has been shown to have additional graviton modes and modified dispersion relations. In this paper we study the evolution of a homogeneous and isotropic universe in the presence of such a vector field with a minimum lying along the timelike direction. A plethora of different regimes is identified, such as accelerated expansion, loitering, collapse, and tracking.

  11. Glass-like thermal transport in symmetry-broken clathrates.

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    Kanashita, E.; Nakayama, T.; Toyota Phys. Chem. Res. Inst.

    2009-01-01

    We present the quantitative interpretation for the glass-like behavior of thermal conductivities {kappa}(T) for type-I clathrate compounds involving off-centered guest ions. It is shown that the dipole-dipole interaction generated in cage/guest-ion systems is crucial to reproduce the characteristics of thermal conductivities for these symmetry-broken clathrates. The above scenario also explains well the difference of {kappa}(T) between the p-type and the n-type {beta}-BGS found recently by K. Suekuni et al.

  12. Discrete Abelian gauge symmetries and axions

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    Honecker, Gabriele; Staessens, Wieland

    2015-07-01

    We combine two popular extensions of beyond the Standard Model physics within the framework of intersecting D6-brane models: discrete ℤn symmetries and Peccei-Quinn axions. The underlying natural connection between both extensions is formed by the presence of massive U(1) gauge symmetries in D-brane model building. Global intersecting D6-brane models on toroidal orbifolds of the type T6/ℤ2N and T6/ℤ2 × ℤ2M with discrete torsion offer excellent playgrounds for realizing these extensions. A generation-dependent ℤ2 symmetry is identified in a global Pati-Salam model, while global left-right symmetric models give rise to supersymmetric realizations of the DFSZ axion model. In one class of the latter models, the axion as well as Standard Model particles carry a non-trivial ℤ3 charge.

  13. Revolving D-branes and spontaneous gauge-symmetry breaking

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    Iso, Satoshi; Kitazawa, Noriaki

    2015-12-01

    We propose a new mechanism of spontaneous gauge-symmetry breaking in the world-volume theory of revolving D-branes around a fixed point of orbifolds. In this paper, we consider a simple model of the T^6/Z_3 orbifold on which we put D3-branes, D7-branes, and their anti-branes. The configuration breaks supersymmetry, but the Ramond-Ramond tadpole cancellation conditions are satisfied. A set of three D3-branes at an orbifold fixed point can separate from the point, but, when they move perpendicular to the anti-D7-branes put on the fixed point, they are pulled back due to an attractive interaction between the D3- and anti-D7-branes. In order to stabilize the separation of the D3-branes at nonzero distance, we consider revolution of the D3-branes around the fixed point. Then the gauge symmetry on the D3-branes is spontaneously broken, and the rank of the gauge group is reduced. The distance can be set at will by appropriately choosing the angular momentum of the revolving D3-branes, which should be determined by the initial condition of the cosmological evolution of the D-brane configurations. The distance corresponds to the vacuum expectation values of brane moduli fields in the world-volume theory and, if it is written as M/M_s^2 in terms of the string scale M_s, the scale of gauge-symmetry breaking is given by M. Angular momentum conservation of revolving D3-branes assures the stability of the scale M against M_s.

  14. Low-temperature broken-symmetry phases of spiral antiferromagnets.

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    Capriotti, Luca; Sachdev, Subir

    2004-12-17

    We study Heisenberg antiferromagnets with nearest- (J1) and third- (J3) neighbor exchange on the square lattice. In the limit of spin S-->infinity, there is a zero temperature (T) Lifshitz point at J(3)=1/4J(1), with long-range spiral spin order at T=0 for J3>1/4J(1). We present classical Monte Carlo simulations and a theory for T>0 crossovers near the Lifshitz point: spin rotation symmetry is restored at any T>0, but there is a broken lattice reflection symmetry for 0< or =T

  15. Higgs-flavon mixing and LHC phenomenology in a simplified model of broken flavor symmetry [Higgs boson physics and broken flavor symmetry - LHC phenomenology

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    Berger, Edmond L.; Giddings, Steven B.; Wang, Haichen; ...

    2014-10-10

    Here, the LHC phenomenology of a low-scale gauged flavor symmetry model with inverted hierarchy is studied, through introduction of a simplified model of broken flavor symmetry. A new scalar (a flavon) and a new neutral top-philic massive gauge boson emerge with mass in the TeV range, along with a new heavy fermion associated with the standard model top quark. After checking constraints from electroweak precision observables, we investigate the influence of the model on Higgs boson physics, notably on its production cross section and decay branching fractions. Limits on the flavon φ from heavy Higgs boson searches at the LHCmore » at 7 and 8 TeV are presented. The branching fractions of the flavon are computed as a function of the flavon mass and the Higgs-flavon mixing angle. We also explore possible discovery of the flavon at 14 TeV, particularly via the φ → Z0Z0 decay channel in the 2ℓ2ℓ' final state, and through standard model Higgs boson pair production φ → hh in the b¯bγγ final state. We conclude that the flavon mass range up to 500 GeV could be probed down to quite small values of the Higgs-flavon mixing angle with 100 fb–1 of integrated luminosity at 14 TeV.« less

  16. Discrete gauge symmetries in discrete MSSM-like orientifolds

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    Ibáñez, L. E.; Schellekens, A. N.; Uranga, A. M.

    2012-12-01

    Motivated by the necessity of discrete ZN symmetries in the MSSM to insure baryon stability, we study the origin of discrete gauge symmetries from open string sector U(1)'s in orientifolds based on rational conformal field theory. By means of an explicit construction, we find an integral basis for the couplings of axions and U(1) factors for all simple current MIPFs and orientifolds of all 168 Gepner models, a total of 32 990 distinct cases. We discuss how the presence of discrete symmetries surviving as a subgroup of broken U(1)'s can be derived using this basis. We apply this procedure to models with MSSM chiral spectrum, concretely to all known U(3)×U(2)×U(1)×U(1) and U(3)×Sp(2)×U(1)×U(1) configurations with chiral bi-fundamentals, but no chiral tensors, as well as some SU(5) GUT models. We find examples of models with Z2 (R-parity) and Z3 symmetries that forbid certain B and/or L violating MSSM couplings. Their presence is however relatively rare, at the level of a few percent of all cases.

  17. Broken symmetry and critical transport properties of random metals

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    Phillips, J. C.

    1997-01-01

    Recent experimental data on the conductivity σ+(T), T → 0, on the metallic side of the metal–insulator transition in ideally random (neutron transmutation-doped) 70Ge:Ga have shown that σ+(0) ∝ (N − Nc)μ with μ = ½, confirming earlier ultra-low-temperature results for Si:P. This value is inconsistent with theoretical predictions based on diffusive classical scaling models, but it can be understood by a quantum-directed percolative filamentary amplitude model in which electronic basis states exist which have a well-defined momentum parallel but not normal to the applied electric field. The model, which is based on a new kind of broken symmetry, also explains the anomalous sign reversal of the derivative of the temperature dependence in the critical regime. PMID:11038579

  18. Numerical exploration of spontaneous broken symmetries in multiorbital Hubbard models

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    Kung, Y. F.; Chen, C. -C.; Moritz, B.; Johnston, S.; Thomale, R.; Devereaux, T. P.

    2014-12-05

    Here, we study three proposals for broken symmetry in the cuprate pseudogap-oxygen antiferromagnetism, Theta(II) orbital loop currents, and circulating currents involving apex oxygens-through numerical exploration of multiorbital Hubbard models. Our numerically exact results show no evidence for the existence of oxygen antiferromagnetic order or the Theta(II) phase in the three-orbital Hubbard model. The model also fails to sustain an ordered current pattern even with the presence of additional apex oxygen orbitals. Thus, we conclude that it is difficult to stabilize the aforementioned phases in the multiorbital Hubbard models for parameters relevant to cuprate superconductors. However, the Theta(II) phase might be stabilized through explicit flux terms. We also found an enhanced propensity for circulating currents with such terms in calculations simulating applied stress or strain, which skew the copper-oxygen plane to resemble a kagome lattice. We propose an experimental viewpoint to shed additional light on this problem.

  19. Duality, Gauge Symmetries, Renormalization Groups and the BKT Transition

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    José, Jorge V.

    2017-03-01

    In this chapter, I will briefly review, from my own perspective, the situation within theoretical physics at the beginning of the 1970s, and the advances that played an important role in providing a solid theoretical and experimental foundation for the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless theory (BKT). Over this period, it became clear that the Abelian gauge symmetry of the 2D-XY model had to be preserved to get the right phase structure of the model. In previous analyses, this symmetry was broken when using low order calculational approximations. Duality transformations at that time for two-dimensional models with compact gauge symmetries were introduced by José, Kadanoff, Nelson and Kirkpatrick (JKKN). Their goal was to analyze the phase structure and excitations of XY and related models, including symmetry breaking fields which are experimentally important. In a separate context, Migdal had earlier developed an approximate Renormalization Group (RG) algorithm to implement Wilson’s RG for lattice gauge theories. Although Migdal’s RG approach, later extended by Kadanoff, did not produce a true phase transition for the XY model, it almost did asymptotically in terms of a non-perturbative expansion in the coupling constant with an essential singularity. Using these advances, including work done on instantons (vortices), JKKN analyzed the behavior of the spin-spin correlation functions of the 2D XY-model in terms of an expansion in temperature and vortex-pair fugacity. Their analysis led to a perturbative derivation of RG equations for the XY model which are the same as those first derived by Kosterlitz for the two-dimensional Coulomb gas. JKKN’s results gave a theoretical formulation foundation and justification for BKT’s sound physical assumptions and for the validity of their calculational approximations that were, in principle, strictly valid only at very low temperatures, away from the critical TBKT temperature. The theoretical predictions were soon tested

  20. Duality, Gauge Symmetries, Renormalization Groups and the BKT Transition

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    José, Jorge V.

    2013-06-01

    In this chapter, I will briefly review, from my own perspective, the situation within theoretical physics at the beginning of the 1970s, and the advances that played an important role in providing a solid theoretical and experimental foundation for the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless theory (BKT). Over this period, it became clear that the Abelian gauge symmetry of the 2D-XY model had to be preserved to get the right phase structure of the model. In previous analyses, this symmetry was broken when using low order calculational approximations. Duality transformations at that time for two-dimensional models with compact gauge symmetries were introduced by José, Kadanoff, Nelson and Kirkpatrick (JKKN). Their goal was to analyze the phase structure and excitations of XY and related models, including symmetry breaking fields which are experimentally important. In a separate context, Migdal had earlier developed an approximate Renormalization Group (RG) algorithm to implement Wilson's RG for lattice gauge theories. Although Migdal's RG approach, later extended by Kadanoff, did not produce a true phase transition for the XY model, it almost did asymptotically in terms of a non-perturbative expansion in the coupling constant with an essential singularity. Using these advances, including work done on instantons (vortices), JKKN analyzed the behavior of the spin-spin correlation functions of the 2D XY-model in terms of an expansion in temperature and vortex-pair fugacity. Their analysis led to a perturbative derivation of RG equations for the XY model which are the same as those first derived by Kosterlitz for the two-dimensional Coulomb gas. JKKN's results gave a theoretical formulation foundation and justification for BKT's sound physical assumptions and for the validity of their calculational approximations that were, in principle, strictly valid only at very low temperatures, away from the critical TBKT temperature. The theoretical predictions were soon tested

  1. Invariance, symmetry and periodicity in gauge theories

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    Jackiw, R

    1980-02-01

    The interplay between gauge transformations and coordinate transformations is discussed; the theory will aid in understanding the mixing of space-time and internal degrees of freedom. The subject is presented under the following headings: coordinate transformation laws for arbitrary fields, coordinate transformation laws for gauge fields, properties of symmetric gauge fields, construction of symmetric gauge fields, physical significance of gauge transformations, and magnetic monopole topology without Higgs fields. The paper ends with conclusions and suggestions for further research. (RWR)

  2. A ;gauged; U(1) Peccei-Quinn symmetry

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    Fukuda, Hajime; Ibe, Masahiro; Suzuki, Motoo; Yanagida, Tsutomu T.

    2017-08-01

    The Peccei-Quinn (PQ) solution to the strong CP problem requires an anomalous global U (1) symmetry, the PQ symmetry. The origin of such a convenient global symmetry is quite puzzling from the theoretical point of view in many aspects. In this paper, we propose a simple prescription which provides an origin of the PQ symmetry. There, the global U (1) PQ symmetry is virtually embedded in a gauged U (1) PQ symmetry. Due to its simplicity, this mechanism can be implemented in many conventional models with the PQ symmetry.

  3. ``Gauging'' Non-on-site Symmetries and Symmetry Protected Topological Phases

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    Hsieh, Chang-Tse; Cho, Gil Young; Ryu, Shinsei

    2015-03-01

    We gauge non-on-site symmetries, such as parity symmetries, for a general (1+1)D conformal field theory (CFT) which is the boundary of (2+1)D symmetry protected topological (SPT) phases. This provides an efficient method to diagnose stability of SPT phases with the discrete non-on-site symmetries. To gauge the non-on- site symmetries, we are naturally led to consider field theories defined on a non-orientied manifold, such as Klein bottle. The partner states of the ``vortices'' (or twist operators) of the gauged non-on-site symmetries, the so-called crosscap states, provide information about the classification of the corresponding SPT phases. Our method also provide a way to gauging time-reversal symmetry, which is ``topologically'' related to parity symmetry by CPT theorem. NSF Grants DMR-1064319.

  4. Renormalization of vacuum expectation values in spontaneously broken gauge theories

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    Sperling, Marcus; Stöckinger, Dominik; Voigt, Alexander

    2013-07-01

    We compute one-loop and two-loop β-functions for vacuum expectation values (VEVs) in gauge theories. In R ξ gauge the VEVs renormalize differently from the respective scalar fields. We focus particularly on the origin and behaviour of this difference and show that it can be interpreted as the anomalous dimension of a certain scalar background field, leading to simple direct computation and qualitative understanding. The results are given for generic as well as supersymmetric gauge theories. These complement the set of well-known γ- and β-functions of Machacek/Vaughn. As an application, we compute the β-functions for VEVs and tan β in the MSSM, NMSSM, and E6SSM.

  5. Model for neutrino masses and dark matter with a discrete gauge symmetry

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    Chang, We-Fu; Wong, Chi-Fong

    2012-01-01

    A simple renormalizable U(1) gauge model is constructed to explain the smallness of the active neutrino masses and provide the stable cold dark matter candidate simultaneously. The local U(1) symmetry is assumed to be spontaneously broken by a scalar field around the TeV scale. The active neutrino masses are then generated at one-loop level. This model contains several cold dark matter candidates whose stability is guaranteed by a residual discrete gauge Z2 symmetry à la the Krauss-Wilczek mechanism. Unlike the other dark matter models, no further global discrete or continuous symmetry is introduced. Moreover, the masses of all fermionic degrees of freedom beyond the standard model are closely related to the scale of spontaneous breaking of U(1); thus they could be probed at or below the TeV scale. The possible cosmological and phenomenological consequences are briefly discussed.

  6. On gauge independence for gauge models with soft breaking of BRST symmetry

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    Reshetnyak, Alexander

    2014-12-01

    A consistent quantum treatment of general gauge theories with an arbitrary gauge-fixing in the presence of soft breaking of the BRST symmetry in the field-antifield formalism is developed. It is based on a gauged (involving a field-dependent parameter) version of finite BRST transformations. The prescription allows one to restore the gauge-independence of the effective action at its extremals and therefore also that of the conventional S-matrix for a theory with BRST-breaking terms being additively introduced into a BRST-invariant action in order to achieve a consistency of the functional integral. We demonstrate the applicability of this prescription within the approach of functional renormalization group to the Yang-Mills and gravity theories. The Gribov-Zwanziger action and the refined Gribov-Zwanziger action for a many-parameter family of gauges, including the Coulomb, axial and covariant gauges, are derived perturbatively on the basis of finite gauged BRST transformations starting from Landau gauge. It is proved that gauge theories with soft breaking of BRST symmetry can be made consistent if the transformed BRST-breaking terms satisfy the same soft BRST symmetry breaking condition in the resulting gauge as the untransformed ones in the initial gauge, and also without this requirement.

  7. Dirac or Inverse Seesaw Neutrino Masses from Gauged B - L Symmetry

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    Ma, Ernest; Srivastava, Rahul

    The gauged B - L symmetry is one of the simplest and well studied extension of standard model. In the conventional case, addition of three singlet right-handed neutrinos each transforming as -1 under the B - L symmetry renders it anomaly free. It is usually assumed that the B - L symmetry is spontaneously broken by a singlet scalar having two units of B - L charge, resulting in a natural implementation of Majorana seesaw mechanism for neutrinos. However, as we discuss in this proceeding, there is another simple anomaly free solution which leads to Dirac or inverse seesaw masses for neutrinos. These new possibilities are explored along with an application to neutrino mixing with S3 flavour symmetry.

  8. Photonic topological insulator with broken time-reversal symmetry.

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    He, Cheng; Sun, Xiao-Chen; Liu, Xiao-Ping; Lu, Ming-Hui; Chen, Yulin; Feng, Liang; Chen, Yan-Feng

    2016-05-03

    A topological insulator is a material with an insulating interior but time-reversal symmetry-protected conducting edge states. Since its prediction and discovery almost a decade ago, such a symmetry-protected topological phase has been explored beyond electronic systems in the realm of photonics. Electrons are spin-1/2 particles, whereas photons are spin-1 particles. The distinct spin difference between these two kinds of particles means that their corresponding symmetry is fundamentally different. It is well understood that an electronic topological insulator is protected by the electron's spin-1/2 (fermionic) time-reversal symmetry [Formula: see text] However, the same protection does not exist under normal circumstances for a photonic topological insulator, due to photon's spin-1 (bosonic) time-reversal symmetry [Formula: see text] In this work, we report a design of photonic topological insulator using the Tellegen magnetoelectric coupling as the photonic pseudospin orbit interaction for left and right circularly polarized helical spin states. The Tellegen magnetoelectric coupling breaks bosonic time-reversal symmetry but instead gives rise to a conserved artificial fermionic-like-pseudo time-reversal symmetry, Tp ([Formula: see text]), due to the electromagnetic duality. Surprisingly, we find that, in this system, the helical edge states are, in fact, protected by this fermionic-like pseudo time-reversal symmetry Tp rather than by the bosonic time-reversal symmetry Tb This remarkable finding is expected to pave a new path to understanding the symmetry protection mechanism for topological phases of other fundamental particles and to searching for novel implementations for topological insulators.

  9. Photonic topological insulator with broken time-reversal symmetry

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    He, Cheng; Sun, Xiao-Chen; Liu, Xiao-Ping; Lu, Ming-Hui; Chen, Yulin; Feng, Liang; Chen, Yan-Feng

    2016-01-01

    A topological insulator is a material with an insulating interior but time-reversal symmetry-protected conducting edge states. Since its prediction and discovery almost a decade ago, such a symmetry-protected topological phase has been explored beyond electronic systems in the realm of photonics. Electrons are spin-1/2 particles, whereas photons are spin-1 particles. The distinct spin difference between these two kinds of particles means that their corresponding symmetry is fundamentally different. It is well understood that an electronic topological insulator is protected by the electron’s spin-1/2 (fermionic) time-reversal symmetry Tf2=−1. However, the same protection does not exist under normal circumstances for a photonic topological insulator, due to photon’s spin-1 (bosonic) time-reversal symmetry Tb2=1. In this work, we report a design of photonic topological insulator using the Tellegen magnetoelectric coupling as the photonic pseudospin orbit interaction for left and right circularly polarized helical spin states. The Tellegen magnetoelectric coupling breaks bosonic time-reversal symmetry but instead gives rise to a conserved artificial fermionic-like-pseudo time-reversal symmetry, Tp (Tp2=−1), due to the electromagnetic duality. Surprisingly, we find that, in this system, the helical edge states are, in fact, protected by this fermionic-like pseudo time-reversal symmetry Tp rather than by the bosonic time-reversal symmetry Tb. This remarkable finding is expected to pave a new path to understanding the symmetry protection mechanism for topological phases of other fundamental particles and to searching for novel implementations for topological insulators. PMID:27092005

  10. Statistical Physics of Viral Capsids with Broken Symmetry

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    Perotti, L. E.; Rudnick, J.; Bruinsma, R. F.; Klug, W. S.

    2015-07-01

    We present a model to understand quantitatively the role of symmetry breaking in assembly of macromolecular aggregates in general, and the protein shells of viruses in particular. A simple dodecahedral lattice model with a quadrupolar order parameter allows us to demonstrate how symmetry breaking may reduce the probability of assembly errors and, consequently, enhance assembly efficiency. We show that the ground state is characterized by large-scale cooperative zero-energy modes. In analogy with other models, this suggests a general physical principle: the tendency of biological molecules to generate symmetric structures competes with the tendency to break symmetry in order to achieve specific functional goals.

  11. Isotropy of Angular Frequencies and Weak Chimeras with Broken Symmetry

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    Bick, Christian

    2017-04-01

    The notion of a weak chimeras provides a tractable definition for chimera states in networks of finitely many phase oscillators. Here, we generalize the definition of a weak chimera to a more general class of equivariant dynamical systems by characterizing solutions in terms of the isotropy of their angular frequency vector—for coupled phase oscillators the angular frequency vector is given by the average of the vector field along a trajectory. Symmetries of solutions automatically imply angular frequency synchronization. We show that the presence of such symmetries is not necessary by giving a result for the existence of weak chimeras without instantaneous or setwise symmetries for coupled phase oscillators. Moreover, we construct a coupling function that gives rise to chaotic weak chimeras without symmetry in weakly coupled populations of phase oscillators with generalized coupling.

  12. Under the dome: doped holographic superconductors with broken translational symmetry

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    Baggioli, Matteo; Goykhman, Mikhail

    2016-01-01

    We comment on a simple way to accommodate translational symmetry breaking into the recently proposed holographic model which features a superconducting domeshaped region on the temperature-doping phase diagram.

  13. Variational Tricomplex, Global Symmetries and Conservation Laws of Gauge Systems

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    Sharapov, Alexey A.

    2016-10-01

    Using the concept of variational tricomplex endowed with a presymplectic structure, we formulate the general notion of symmetry. We show that each generalized symmetry of a gauge system gives rise to a sequence of conservation laws that are represented by on-shell closed forms of various degrees. This extends the usual Noether's correspondence between global symmetries and conservation laws to the case of lower-degree conservation laws and not necessarily variational equations of motion. Finally, we equip the space of conservation laws of a given degree with a Lie bracket and establish a homomorphism of the resulting Lie algebra to the Lie algebra of global symmetries.

  14. Weyl-gauge symmetry of graphene

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    Iorio, Alfredo

    2011-05-15

    Research Highlights: > Graphene action's Weyl symmetry identifies shapes for which the DOS is invariant. > Electrons on graphene might experience a general-relativistic-like spacetime. > Rich mathematical structures, such as the Liouville's equation, naturally arise. - Abstract: The conformal invariance of the low energy limit theory governing the electronic properties of graphene is explored. In particular, it is noted that the massless Dirac theory in point enjoys local Weyl symmetry, a very large symmetry. Exploiting this symmetry in the two spatial dimensions and in the associated three dimensional spacetime, we find the geometric constraints that correspond to specific shapes of the graphene sheet for which the electronic density of states is the same as that for planar graphene, provided the measurements are made in accordance to the inner reference frame of the electronic system. These results rely on the (surprising) general relativistic-like behavior of the graphene system arising from the combination of its well known special relativistic-like behavior with the less explored Weyl symmetry. Mathematical structures, such as the Virasoro algebra and the Liouville equation, naturally arise in this three-dimensional context and can be related to specific profiles of the graphene sheet. Speculations on possible applications of three-dimensional gravity are also proposed.

  15. Enlarged gauge symmetry of gravitation theory

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    Komar, A.

    1984-07-15

    The gauge group of the general theory of relativity is extended to local GL(4,R). The purpose of this extension is to provide the freedom for regularizing the operators which occur upon quantizing the theory. Under certain natural requirements the extension is shown to be essentially unique.

  16. A generalization of gauge symmetry, fourth-order gauge field equations and accelerated cosmic expansion

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    Hsu, Jong-Ping

    2014-02-01

    A generalization of the usual gauge symmetry leads to fourth-order gauge field equations, which imply a new constant force independent of distances. The force associated with the new U1 gauge symmetry is repulsive among baryons. Such a constant force based on baryon charge conservation gives a field-theoretic understanding of the accelerated cosmic expansion in the observable portion of the universe dominated by baryon galaxies. In consistent with all conservation laws and known forces, a simple rotating "dumbbell model" of the universe is briefly discussed.

  17. Z2 antiferromagnetic topological insulators with broken C4 symmetry

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    Bègue, Frédéric; Pujol, Pierre; Ramazashvili, Revaz

    2017-04-01

    A two-dimensional topological insulator may arise in a centrosymmetric commensurate Néel antiferromagnet (AF), where staggered magnetization breaks both the elementary translation and time reversal, but retains their product as a symmetry. Fang et al. [6] proposed an expression for a Z2 topological invariant to characterize such systems. Here, we show that this expression does not allow to detect all the existing phases if a certain lattice symmetry is lacking. We implement numerical techniques to diagnose topological phases of a toy Hamiltonian, and verify our results by computing the Chern numbers of degenerate bands, and also by explicitly constructing the edge states, thus illustrating the efficiency of the method.

  18. Novel local symmetries and chiral-symmetry-broken phases in S = 1/2 triangular-lattice Heisenberg model

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    Baskaran, G.

    1989-01-01

    Using a nonmean-field approach the triangular-lattice S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet with nearest- and next-nearest-neighbor couplings is shown undergo an Ising-type phase transition into a chiral-symmetry-broken phase (Kalmeyer-Laughlin-like state) at small T. Removal of next-nearest-neighbor coupling introduces a local Z2 symmetry, thereby suppressing any finite-T chiral order.

  19. Novel local symmetries and chiral-symmetry-broken phases in S = 1/2 triangular-lattice Heisenberg model

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    Baskaran, G.

    1989-01-01

    Using a nonmean-field approach the triangular-lattice S = 1/2 Heisenberg antiferromagnet with nearest- and next-nearest-neighbor couplings is shown undergo an Ising-type phase transition into a chiral-symmetry-broken phase (Kalmeyer-Laughlin-like state) at small T. Removal of next-nearest-neighbor coupling introduces a local Z2 symmetry, thereby suppressing any finite-T chiral order.

  20. de Sitter Vacua from an Anomalous Gauge Symmetry

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    Buchmuller, Wilfried; Dierigl, Markus; Ruehle, Fabian; Schweizer, Julian

    2016-06-01

    We find a new class of metastable de Sitter solutions in compactifications of six-dimensional supergravity motivated by type IIB or heterotic string vacua. Two Fayet-Iliopoulos terms of a local U(1) symmetry are generated by magnetic flux and by the Green-Schwarz term canceling the gauge anomalies, respectively. The interplay between the induced D term, the moduli dependence of the effective gauge coupling, and a nonperturbative superpotential stabilizes the moduli and determines the size of the extra dimensions.

  1. Contraction of broken symmetries via Kac-Moody formalism

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    Daboul, Jamil

    2006-08-01

    I investigate contractions via Kac-Moody formalism. In particular, I show how the symmetry algebra of the standard two-dimensional Kepler system, which was identified by Daboul and Slodowy as an infinite-dimensional Kac-Moody loop algebra, and was denoted by H2, gets reduced by the symmetry breaking term, defined by the Hamiltonian H(β )=(1/2m)(p12+p22)-α/r-βr-1/2cos((φ-γ)/2). For this H(β ) I define two symmetry loop algebras Li(β), i =1,2, by choosing the "basic generators" differently. These Li(β) can be mapped isomorphically onto subalgebras of H2, of codimension two or three, revealing the reduction of symmetry. Both factor algebras Li(β)/Ii(E,β), relative to the corresponding energy-dependent ideals Ii(E,β), are isomorphic to so(3) and so(2,1) for E <0 and E >0, respectively, just as for the pure Kepler case. However, they yield two different nonstandard contractions as E →0, namely to the Heisenberg-Weyl algebra h3=w1 or to an Abelian Lie algebra, instead of the Euclidean algebra e(2) for the pure Kepler case. The above-noted example suggests a general procedure for defining generalized contractions, and also illustrates the "deformation contraction hysteresis," where contraction which involves two contraction parameters can yield different contracted algebras, if the limits are carried out in different order.

  2. Enhanced gauge symmetries on elliptic K3

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    Bonora, L.; Reina, C.; Zampa, A.

    1999-04-01

    We show that the geometry of K3 surfaces with singularities of type A-D-E contains enough information to reconstruct a copy of the Lie algebra associated to the given Dynkin diagram. We apply this construction to explain the enhancement of symmetry in F and IIA theories compactified on singular K3's.

  3. Symmetry-broken metamaterial for blocking, cloaking, and supertunneling of sound in a subwavelength scale

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    Xia, Baizhan; Dai, Hongqing; Yu, Dejie

    2016-06-01

    Metamaterials offer extraordinary possibilities for manipulating the propagation of the sound wave in a subwavelength scale. However, the design of acoustic metamaterials remains challenging with traditional strategies, employing two different types of acoustic resonators simultaneously or using specific substructures with multiple resonances. Here we design a symmetry-broken metamaterial comprising of only Helmholtz resonators whose periodical spatial arrangements are broken. The symmetry-broken metamaterials form a hollow hexagonal resonant absorber with two significant resonances. One is the monopolar resonance presenting a collective in-phase pattern motion independent of angle. The other is the dipolar resonance originating from the multiple scattering of symmetry-broken metamaterials. By concentrating the sound energy in peaks of their modes, the hollow hexagonal resonant absorber with extremely small filling ratio can be effectively used to block the propagation of the sound wave in a low-frequency range between monopolar and dipolar resonances. Numerical results also show that the symmetry-broken metamaterials with careful arrangement can be applied to the sound cloaking and the sound supertunneling.

  4. Symmetries, supersymmetries and cohomologies in gauge theories

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    Bǎbǎlîc, Elena-Mirela

    2009-12-01

    The main subjects approached in the thesis are the following: a) the derivation of the interactions in two space-time dimensions in a particular class of topological BF models; b) the construction of the couplings in D ≥ 5 dimensions between one massless tensor field with the mixed symmetry (3, 1) and one with the mixed symmetry of the Riemann tensor; c) the evaluation of the existence of interactions in D ≥ 5 dimensions between two different collections of massless tensor fields with the mixed symmetries (3, 1) and (2, 2); d) the analysis of the relation between the BRST charges obtained in the pure-spinor formalism, respectively in the κ-symmetric one for the supermembrane in eleven dimensions. Our procedure for the first three subjects is based on solving the equations that describe the deformation of the solution to the master equation by means of specific cohomological techniques, while for the fourth one we will use techniques specific to the BRST Hamiltonian approach in order to write the BRST charge. The interactions are obtained under the following hypotheses: locality, Lorentz covariance, Poincare invariance, analyticity of the deformations, and preservation of the number of derivatives on each field. The first three assumptions imply that the interacting theory is local in space-time, Lorentz covariant and Poincare invariant. The analyticity of the deformations refers to the fact that the deformed solution to the master equation is analytical in the coupling constant and reduces to the original solution in the free limit. The conservation of the number of derivatives on each field with respect to the free theory means here that the following two requirements are simultaneously satisfied: (i) the derivative order of the equations of motion on each field is the same for the free and respectively for the interacting theory; (ii) the maximum number of derivatives in the interaction vertices is equal to two, i.e. the maximum number of derivatives from

  5. Dynamics of Localized Structures in Systems with Broken Parity Symmetry

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    Javaloyes, J.; Camelin, P.; Marconi, M.; Giudici, M.

    2016-04-01

    A great variety of nonlinear dissipative systems are known to host structures having a correlation range much shorter than the size of the system. The dynamics of these localized structures (LSs) has been investigated so far in situations featuring parity symmetry. In this Letter we extend this analysis to systems lacking this property. We show that the LS drifting speed in a parameter varying landscape is not simply proportional to the parameter gradient, as found in parity preserving situations. The symmetry breaking implies a new contribution to the velocity field which is a function of the parameter value, thus leading to a new paradigm for LSs manipulation. We illustrate this general concept by studying the trajectories of the LSs found in a passively mode-locked laser operated in the localization regime. Moreover, the lack of parity affects significantly LSs interactions which are governed by asymmetrical repulsive forces.

  6. Negative-Refractive Bicrystal with Broken Symmetry Produces Asymmetric Electromagnetic Fields in Guided-Wave Heterostructures

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    Krowne, Clifford M.

    2004-07-01

    Heterostructure arrangements of uniaxial bicrystals have been discovered to produce electromagnetic fields with asymmetric distributions in guide wave structures. The property behind this remarkable phenomenon is the broken crystalline symmetry which allows the new physics to be seen in unsymmetric distributions. Here the theory behind this phenomenon is presented, numerical calculations are performed using an ab initio anisotropic Green’s function approach, and the results provided at 10 GHz for a realistic crystal system with nominal permittivity of 5. Asymmetric distributions seen here are one facet of the broken symmetry property which generates negative refraction for impinging waves on a bicrystal.

  7. Observation and elimination of broken symmetry in L1{sub 0} FePt nanostructures

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    Quarterman, P.; Wang, Hao; Qiu, Jiao-Ming; Ma, Bin; Liu, Xiaoqi; Wang, Jian-Ping; Guo, Honghua

    2015-12-07

    An unexplained surface anisotropy effect was observed and confirmed in the magnetization reversal process of both L1{sub 0} phase FePt nanoparticles with octahedral shape and (001) textured L1{sub 0} FePt thin films with island nanostructures. We suggest that the nature of the observed surface effect is caused by broken symmetry on the FePt surface, which results in weakened exchange coupling for surface atoms. Furthermore, we propose, and experimentally demonstrate, a method to repair the broken symmetry by capping the FePt islands with a Pt layer, which could prove invaluable in understanding fundamental limitations of magnetic nanostructures.

  8. Gauge Theories and Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking.

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    1980-11-01

    breaking spontaneous symmetric breaking , Higgs mechanism bifurcation problem RATr0ACT’fwwdhn om pea71 Ul nonmevi dumad #~lyb block Im.,) his report is a...field theories. It was felt that the symmetry breaking used by the physicists LiI (a procedure known as the Higgs mechanism) is not precisely a...feeling, after some discussions, that the symmctry breaking used by the phyalciuts (a procedure known as the Higgs mechanism) is not precisely a

  9. Classically conformal radiative neutrino model with gauged B - L symmetry

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    Okada, Hiroshi; Orikasa, Yuta

    2016-09-01

    We propose a classically conformal model in a minimal radiative seesaw, in which we employ a gauged B - L symmetry in the standard model that is essential in order to work the Coleman-Weinberg mechanism well that induces the B - L symmetry breaking. As a result, nonzero Majorana mass term and electroweak symmetry breaking simultaneously occur. In this framework, we show a benchmark point to satisfy several theoretical and experimental constraints. Here theoretical constraints represent inert conditions and Coleman-Weinberg condition. Experimental bounds come from lepton flavor violations (especially μ → eγ), the current bound on the Z‧ mass at the CERN Large Hadron Collider, and neutrino oscillations.

  10. Evidence for a Phase with Broken Translational Symmetry

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    Emelyanov, S. A.; Ivanov, S. V.

    2011-12-23

    We report on the discovering of a quantum phase which possesses neither continuous nor discrete translational symmetry. The phase emerges from the Quantum Hall state of matter and is induced by a toroidal moment which is a cross product of 'built-in' transverse electric field and tilted quantizing magnetic field. The phase is detected by the method of terahertz photo-voltaic spectroscopy which is insensitive to the vast majority of electrons remaining in conventional Quantum Hall states. The electrons in the new phase are demonstrated to have spatially-separated macroscopic-scale orbitlike wavefunctions distributed over a macroscopic sample with no spatial periodicity.

  11. Broken sublattice symmetry states in Bernal stacked multilayer graphene

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    Yoon, Chiho; Jang, Yunsu; Jung, Jeil; Min, Hongki

    2017-06-01

    We analyze the ordered phases of Bernal stacked multilayer graphene in the presence of interaction induced band gaps due to sublattice symmetry breaking potentials, whose solutions can be analyzed in terms of light-mass and heavy-mass pseudospin doublets which have the same Chern numbers but opposite charge polarization directions. The application of a perpendicular external electric field reveals an effective Hund’s rule for the ordering of the sublattice pseudospin doublets in a tetralayer, while a similar but more complex phase diagram develops with increasing layer number.

  12. Comments on Regularization Ambiguities and Local Gauge Symmetries

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    Casana, R.; Pimentel, B. M.

    We study the regularization ambiguities in an exact renormalized (1 +1)-dimensional field theory. We show a relation between the regularization ambiguities and the coupling parameters of the theory as well as their role in the implementation of a local gauge symmetry at quantum level.

  13. SU(2) gauge symmetry in gravity phase space

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    Cianfrani, Francesco

    2012-05-01

    The Hamiltonian formulation of the Holst action in vacuum and in the presence of matter fields is analyzed in a generic local Lorentz frame. It is elucidated how the SU(2) gauge symmetry is inferred by reducing the set of constraints to a first-class one. The consequences of the proposed approach for Loop Quantum Gravity and Spin Foam models are discussed.

  14. The diversity of type Ia supernovae from broken symmetries.

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    Kasen, D; Röpke, F K; Woosley, S E

    2009-08-13

    Type Ia supernovae result when carbon-oxygen white dwarfs in binary systems accrete mass from companion stars, reach a critical mass and explode. The near uniformity of their light curves makes these supernovae good 'standard candles' for measuring cosmic expansion, but a correction must be applied to account for the fact that the brighter ones have broader light curves. One-dimensional modelling, with a certain choice of parameters, can reproduce this general trend in the width-luminosity relation; but the processes of ignition and detonation have recently been shown to be intrinsically asymmetric, so parameterization must have its limits. Here we report multi-dimensional modelling of the explosion physics and radiative transfer, which reveals that the breaking of spherical symmetry is a critical factor in determining both the width-luminosity relation and the observed scatter about it. The deviation from spherical symmetry can also explain the finite polarization detected in the light from some supernovae. The slope and normalization of the width-luminosity relation has a weak dependence on certain properties of the white dwarf progenitor, in particular the trace abundances of elements other than carbon and oxygen. Failing to correct for this effect could lead to systematic overestimates of up to 2 per cent in the distance to remote supernovae.

  15. Normal forms and gauge symmetry of local dynamics

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    Lyakhovich, S. L.; Sharapov, A. A.

    2009-08-01

    A systematic procedure is proposed for deriving all the gauge symmetries of the general, not necessarily variational, equations of motion. For the variational equations, this procedure reduces to the Dirac-Bergmann algorithm for the constrained Hamiltonian systems with certain extension: it remains applicable beyond the scope of Dirac's conjecture. Even though no pairing exists between the constraints and the gauge symmetry generators in general nonvariational dynamics, certain counterparts still can be identified of the first- and second-class constraints without appealing to any Poisson structure. It is shown that the general local gauge dynamics can be equivalently reformulated in an involutive normal form. The last form of dynamics always admits the BRST embedding, which does not require the classical equations to follow from any variational principle.

  16. Exact solutions with noncommutative symmetries in Einstein and gauge gravity

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    Vacaru, Sergiu I.

    2005-04-01

    We present new classes of exact solutions with noncommutative symmetries constructed in vacuum Einstein gravity (in general, with nonzero cosmological constant), five-dimensional (5D) gravity and (anti) de Sitter gauge gravity. Such solutions are generated by anholonomic frame transforms and parametrized by generic off-diagonal metrics. For certain particular cases, the new classes of metrics have explicit limits with Killing symmetries but, in general, they may be characterized by certain anholonomic noncommutative matrix geometries. We argue that different classes of noncommutative symmetries can be induced by exact solutions of the field equations in commutative gravity modeled by a corresponding moving real and complex frame geometry. We analyze two classes of black ellipsoid solutions (in the vacuum case and with cosmological constant) in four-dimensional gravity and construct the analytic extensions of metrics for certain classes of associated frames with complex valued coefficients. The third class of solutions describes 5D wormholes which can be extended to complex metrics in complex gravity models defined by noncommutative geometric structures. The anholonomic noncommutative symmetries of such objects are analyzed. We also present a descriptive account how the Einstein gravity can be related to gauge models of gravity and their noncommutative extensions and discuss such constructions in relation to the Seiberg-Witten map for the gauge gravity. Finally, we consider a formalism of vielbeins deformations subjected to noncommutative symmetries in order to generate solutions for noncommutative gravity models with Moyal (star) product.

  17. Mirror symmetry in three dimensions via gauged linear quivers

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    Dey, Anindya; Hanany, Amihay; Koroteev, Peter; Mekareeya, Noppadol

    2014-06-01

    Starting from mirror pairs consisting only of linear (framed A-type) quivers, we demonstrate that a wide class of three-dimensional quiver gauge theories with = 4 supersymmetry and their mirror duals can be obtained by suitably gauging flavor symmetries. Infinite families of mirror pairs including various quivers of D and E-type and their affine extensions, star-shaped quivers, and quivers with symplectic gauge groups may be generated in this fashion. We present two different computational strategies to perform the aforementioned gauging procedure — one of them involves = 2* classical parameter space description, while the other one uses partition functions of the = 4 theories on S 3. The partition function, in particular, turns out to be an extremely efficient tool for implementing this gauging procedure as it readily generalizes to arbitrary size of the quiver and arbitrary rank of the gauge group at each node. For most examples of mirror pairs obtained via this procedure, we perform additional checks of mirror symmetry using the Hilbert series.

  18. Broken flavor symmetries in high energy particle phenomenology

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    Antaramian, Aram

    1995-02-22

    Over the past couple of decades, the Standard Model of high energy particle physics has clearly established itself as an invaluable tool in the analysis of high energy particle phenomenon. However, from a field theorists point of view, there are many dissatisfying aspects to the model. One of these, is the large number of free parameters in the theory arising from the Yukawa couplings of the Higgs doublet. In this thesis, we examine various issues relating to the Yukawa coupeng structure of high energy particle field theories. We begin by examining extensions to the Standard Model of particle physics which contain additional scalar fields. By appealing to the flavor structure observed in the fermion mass and Kobayashi-Maskawa matrices, we propose a reasonable phenomenological parameterization of the new Yukawa couplings based on the concept of approximate flavor symmetries. It is shown that such a parameterization eliminates the need for discrete symmetries which limit the allowed couplings of the new scalars. New scalar particles which can mediate exotic flavor changing reactions can have masses as low as the weak scale. Next, we turn to the issue of neutrino mass matrices, where we examine a particular texture which leads to matter independent neutrino oscillation results for solar neutrinos. We, then, examine the basis for extremely strict limits placed on flavor changing interactions which also break lepton- and/or baryon-number. These limits are derived from cosmological considerations. Finally, we embark on an extended analysis of proton decay in supersymmetric SO(10) grand unified theories. In such theories, the dominant decay diagrams involve the Yukawa couplings of a heavy triplet superfield. We argue that past calculations of proton decay which were based on the minimal supersymmetric SU(5) model require reexamination because the Yukawa couplings of that theory are known to be wrong.

  19. Consistent quantization and symmetry structure of a non-Abelian chiral gauge theory

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    Shizuya, Ken-Ichi

    1989-08-01

    The SU(N) chiral Schwinger model with a Wess-Zumino term is studied by use of non-Abelian bosonization, the Becchi-Rouet-Stora formalism, and a dual transformation, and it is confirmed that this model is a sensible quantum theory in a certain range of the anomaly parameter a. The SU(N) gauge symmetry restored by the inclusion of the Wess-Zumino term gets spontaneously broken and the gauge field becomes massive. Left-handed fermions are found to be confined while right-handed fermions remain free and massless. For the specific value a=2, the symmetry of the model enlarges [to a U(N)×U(N) Kac-Moody symmetry]. It is shown by fermionization of the Wess-Zumino field that for a=2 this model is equivalent to massless two-dimensional QCD (QCD2) in the sense that they share the same gauge field and the same left-handed fermions. A dual transformation is used to cast the model into an equivalent nonlinear system of scalar fields only, which reveals the particle spectrum of the model.

  20. Abelian gauge symmetries in F-theory and dual theories

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    Song, Peng

    In this dissertation, we focus on important physical and mathematical aspects, especially abelian gauge symmetries, of F-theory compactifications and its dual formulations within type IIB and heterotic string theory. F-theory is a non-perturbative formulation of type IIB string theory which enjoys important dualities with other string theories such as M-theory and E8 x E8 heterotic string theory. One of the main strengths of F-theory is its geometrization of many physical problems in the dual string theories. In particular, its study requires a lot of mathematical tools such as advanced techniques in algebraic geometry. Thus, it has also received a lot of interests among mathematicians, and is a vivid area of research within both the physics and the mathematics community. Although F-theory has been a long-standing theory, abelian gauge symmetry in Ftheory has been rarely studied, until recently. Within the mathematics community, in 2009, Grassi and Perduca first discovered the possibility of constructing elliptically fibered varieties with non-trivial toric Mordell-Weil group. In the physics community, in 2012, Morrison and Park first made a major advancement by constructing general F-theory compactifications with U(1) abelian gauge symmetry. They found that in such cases, the elliptically-fibered Calabi-Yau manifold that F-theory needs to be compactified on has its fiber being a generic elliptic curve in the blow-up of the weighted projective space P(1;1;2) at one point. Subsequent developments have been made by Cvetic, Klevers and Piragua extended the works of Morrison and Park and constructed general F-theory compactifications with U(1) x U(1) abelian gauge symmetry. They found that in the U(1) x U(1) abelian gauge symmetry case, the elliptically-fibered Calabi-Yau manifold that F-theory needs to be compactified on has its fiber being a generic elliptic curve in the del Pezzo surface dP2. In chapter 2 of this dissertation, I bring this a step further by

  1. Focal and optical trapping behaviors of radially polarized vortex beam with broken axial symmetry

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    Man, Zhongsheng; Du, Luping; Zhang, Yuquan; Min, Changjun; Fu, Shenggui; Yuan, Xiaocong

    2017-06-01

    We explore a radially polarized vortex beam with broken axial symmetry under tight focusing conditions. The beam's three mutually orthogonal polarization components (radial, azimuthal, and longitudinal) are all rotated by an angle of π/2 with respect to the input field in the focal plane. We validate this effect experimentally. Finally, we prove that this effect can be used to transport nanoparticles.

  2. Broken spin symmetry approach to chemical reactivity and magnetism of graphenium species

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    Sheka, E. F.; Chernozatonskii, L. A.

    2010-01-15

    The basic problem of weak interaction between odd electrons in graphene and silicene is considered in the framework of the broken spin symmetry approach. This approach exhibits the peculiarities of the odd-electron behavior via both enhanced chemical reactivity and magnetism.

  3. Quantum solitons in the nonlinear {sigma} model with broken chiral symmetry

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    Kostyuk, A.P.; Kobushkin, A.P.; Chepilko, N.M.

    1995-08-01

    It is proven that the quantum-mechanical approach to the analysis of global radial breathing of the hedgehog-like field configuration leads to dynamically stable soliton solutions in the nonlinear {sigma} model without a Skyrme term. Such solutions exist only when the chiral symmetry of the model is broken. 9 refs., 1 tab.

  4. Principle of stationary action in the theory of superfluid systems with spontaneously broken translational symmetry

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    Peletminskii, A. S.; Peletminskii, S. V.

    2009-08-01

    We construct a Lagrangian describing the low-frequency dynamics of a system with spontaneously broken phase and translational symmetry (a supersolid). Using the principle of stationary action, we obtain the hydrodynamic equations for the considered system. We give a relativistic generalization of the obtained equations of motion in terms of the the Gibbs thermodynamic potential density.

  5. Broken symmetry dielectric resonators for high quality factor Fano metasurfaces

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    Campione, Salvatore; Liu, Sheng; Basilio, Lorena I.; ...

    2016-10-25

    We present a new approach to dielectric metasurface design that relies on a single resonator per unit cell and produces robust, high quality factor Fano resonances. Our approach utilizes symmetry breaking of highly symmetric resonator geometries, such as cubes, to induce couplings between the otherwise orthogonal resonator modes. In particular, we design perturbations that couple “bright” dipole modes to “dark” dipole modes whose radiative decay is suppressed by local field effects in the array. Our approach is widely scalable from the near-infrared to radio frequencies. We first unravel the Fano resonance behavior through numerical simulations of a germanium resonator-based metasurfacemore » that achieves a quality factor of ~1300 at ~10.8 μm. Then, we present two experimental demonstrations operating in the near-infrared (~1 μm): a silicon-based implementation that achieves a quality factor of ~350; and a gallium arsenide-based structure that achieves a quality factor of ~600, the highest near-infrared quality factor experimentally demonstrated to date with this kind of metasurface. Importantly, large electromagnetic field enhancements appear within the resonators at the Fano resonant frequencies. Here, we envision that combining high quality factor, high field enhancement resonances with nonlinear and active/gain materials such as gallium arsenide will lead to new classes of active optical devices.« less

  6. Broken symmetry dielectric resonators for high quality factor Fano metasurfaces

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    Campione, Salvatore; Liu, Sheng; Basilio, Lorena I.; Warne, Larry K.; Langston, William L.; Luk, Ting S.; Wendt, Joel R.; Reno, John L.; Keeler, Gordon A.; Brener, Igal; Sinclair, Michael B.

    2016-10-25

    We present a new approach to dielectric metasurface design that relies on a single resonator per unit cell and produces robust, high quality factor Fano resonances. Our approach utilizes symmetry breaking of highly symmetric resonator geometries, such as cubes, to induce couplings between the otherwise orthogonal resonator modes. In particular, we design perturbations that couple “bright” dipole modes to “dark” dipole modes whose radiative decay is suppressed by local field effects in the array. Our approach is widely scalable from the near-infrared to radio frequencies. We first unravel the Fano resonance behavior through numerical simulations of a germanium resonator-based metasurface that achieves a quality factor of ~1300 at ~10.8 μm. Then, we present two experimental demonstrations operating in the near-infrared (~1 μm): a silicon-based implementation that achieves a quality factor of ~350; and a gallium arsenide-based structure that achieves a quality factor of ~600, the highest near-infrared quality factor experimentally demonstrated to date with this kind of metasurface. Importantly, large electromagnetic field enhancements appear within the resonators at the Fano resonant frequencies. Here, we envision that combining high quality factor, high field enhancement resonances with nonlinear and active/gain materials such as gallium arsenide will lead to new classes of active optical devices.

  7. Quench of a symmetry-broken ground state

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    Giampaolo, S. M.; Zonzo, G.

    2017-01-01

    We analyze the problem of how different ground states associated with the same set of Hamiltonian parameters evolve after a sudden quench. To realize our analysis we define a quantitative approach to the local distinguishability between different ground states of a magnetically ordered phase in terms of the trace distance between the reduced density matrices obtained by projecting two ground states in the same subset. Before the quench, regardless of the particular choice of subset, any system in a magnetically ordered phase is characterized by ground states that are locally distinguishable. On the other hand, after the quench, the maximum distinguishability shows an exponential decay in time. Hence, in the limit of very long times, all the information about the particular initial ground state is lost even if the systems are integrable. We prove our claims in the framework of the magnetically ordered phases that characterize both the X Y and the N -cluster Ising models. The fact that we find similar behavior in models within different classes of symmetry makes us confident about the generality of our results.

  8. Nonlinear gauge realization of spacetime symmetries including translations

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    Julve, J.; López-Pinto, A.; Tiemblo, A.; Tresguerres, R.

    1996-06-01

    We present a general scheme for the nonlinear gauge realizations of spacetime groups on coset spaces of the groups considered. In order to show the relevance of the method for the rigorous treatment of the translations in gravitational gauge theories, we apply it in particular to the affine group. This is an illustration of the family of spacetime symmetries having the form of a semidirect productH ⊗ T, whereH is the stability subgroup andT are the translations. The translational component of the connection behaves like a true tensor underH when coset realizations are involved.

  9. Symmetry protected topological charge in symmetry broken phase: Spin-Chern, spin-valley-Chern and mirror-Chern numbers

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    Ezawa, Motohiko

    2014-03-01

    The Chern number is a genuine topological number. On the other hand, a symmetry protected topological (SPT) charge is a topological number only when a symmetry exists. We propose a formula for the SPT charge as a derivative of the Chern number in terms of the Green function in such a way that it is valid and related to the associated Hall current even when the symmetry is broken. We estimate the amount of deviation from the quantized value as a function of the strength of the broken symmetry. We present two examples. First, we consider Dirac electrons with the spin-orbit coupling on honeycomb lattice, where the SPT charges are given by the spin-Chern, valley-Chern and spin-valley-Chern numbers. Though the spin-Chern charge is not quantized in the presence of the Rashba coupling, the deviation is estimated to be 10-7 in the case of silicene, a silicon cousin of graphene. Second, we analyze the effect of the mirror-symmetry breaking of the mirror-Chern number in a thin-film of topological crystalline insulator.

  10. Long lived superheavy dark matter with discrete gauge symmetries

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    Hamaguchi, K.; Nomura, Yasunori; Yanagida, T.

    1999-03-01

    The recently observed ultrahigh energy (UHE) cosmic rays beyond the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin bound can be explained by the decays of some superheavy X particles forming a part of dark matter in our universe. We consider various discrete gauge symmetries ZN to ensure the required long lifetime (τX~=1010-1022 yr) of the X particle to explain the UHE cosmic rays in the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) with massive Majorana neutrinos. We show that there is no anomaly-free discrete gauge symmetry to make the lifetime of the X particle sufficiently long in the MSSM with the X particle. We find, however, possible solutions to this problem especially by enlarging the particle contents in the MSSM. We show a number of solutions introducing an extra pair of singlets Y and Y¯ which have fractional ZN(N=2,3) charges. The present experimental constraints on the X particle are briefly discussed.

  11. Evolution of symmetry-broken states in the pseudogap regime of cuprates - the atomic structure footprints

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    Bozin, Emil; Zhong, R.; Knox, K. R.; Winn, B. L.; Gu, G. D.; Hill, J. P.; Tranquada, J. M.; Billinge, S. J. L.

    2015-03-01

    Revealing the nature of the symmetry broken states in strongly correlated electron systems in general, and in the pseudo-gap (PG) phase of cuprates in particular, is instrumental in understanding the underlying properties. To that effect the knowledge of the local atomic structure may reveal relevant details important for more comprehensive understanding of the character of symmetry broken states in strongly correlated electron systems. Atomic pair distribution function (PDF) is one of the few experimental methods that can speak to this problem. Mounting experimental evidence suggests that the pseudogap phase may represent an electronic state in which the four-fold rotational symmetry of the CuO2 planes is broken, pointing to stripe or nematic character. Systematic approach has been taken in charting both long and short range structural orders, on an equal footing, across the (x, T) phase diagrams of cuprates. For example, in La2-xBaxCuO4, by combining inelastic neutron scattering and neutron PDF approaches, we find evidence consistent with there being a dynamic symmetry breaking well above the charge ordering temperature and within the pseudogap regime. The response has non-monotonic doping dependence that peaks at 1/8 composition. Work at Brookhaven National Laboratory was supported by US DOE, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (DOE-BES) under Contract DE-AC02-98CH10886.

  12. Gauge symmetry breaking in gravity and auxiliary effective action

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    Akhavan, Amin

    2017-02-01

    In the context of the covariant symmetry breaking in gravity, we study the quantum aspect of Chamseddine-Mukhanov model by making use of path integral method. Utilizing one of the gauge fixing constraints, we remove the specific ghost degree of freedom. In continuation, we define an auxiliary effective action. Introducing an auxiliary field, we will have a new dynamic field in addition to the fundamental field.

  13. Massive vector bosons: Is the geometrical interpretation as a spontaneously broken gauge theory possible at all scales?

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    Dütsch, Michael

    2015-12-01

    The usual derivation of the Lagrangian of a model for massive vector bosons, by spontaneous symmetry breaking of a gauge theory, implies that the prefactors of the various interaction terms are uniquely determined functions of the coupling constant(s) and the masses. Since, under the renormalization group (RG) flow, different interaction terms get different loop-corrections, it is uncertain whether these functions remain fixed under this flow. We investigate this question for the U(1)-Higgs-model to 1-loop order in the framework of Epstein-Glaser renormalization. Our main result reads: choosing the renormalization mass scale(s) in a way corresponding to the minimal subtraction scheme, the geometrical interpretation as a spontaneously broken gauge theory gets lost under the RG-flow. This holds also for the clearly stronger property of BRST-invariance of the Lagrangian. On the other hand, we prove that physical consistency, which is a weak form of BRST-invariance of the time-ordered products, is maintained under the RG-flow.

  14. Magneto-optical properties of topological insulator thin films with broken inversion symmetry

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    Rahim, Kulsoom; Ullah, Ahsan; Tahir, Muhammad; Sabeeh, Kashif

    2017-10-01

    We determine the optical response of ultrathin film topological insulators in the presence of a quantizing external magnetic field taking into account both hybridization between surface states, broken inversion symmetry and explicit time reversal symmetry breaking by the magnetic field. We find that breaking of inversion symmetry in the system, which can be due to interaction with a substrate or electrical gating, results in Landau level crossings and opening of additional optical transition channels that were previously forbidden. We show that by tuning the hybridization and symmetry breaking parameters, a transition from the normal to a topological insulator phase occurs with measureable signatures in both static (dc) and dynamic (optical) conductivity. Moreover, we find that these signatures in the optical Hall conductivity remain robust against a significant range of disorder strength.

  15. Magneto-optical properties of topological insulator thin films with broken inversion symmetry.

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    Rahim, Kulsoom; Ullah, Ahsan; Tahir, Muhammad; Sabeeh, Kashif

    2017-08-14

    We determine the optical response of ultrathin film topological insulators in the presence of a quantizing external magnetic field taking into account both hybridization between surface states, broken inversion symmetry and explicit time reversal symmetry breaking by the magnetic field. We find that breaking of inversion symmetry in the system, which can be due to interaction with a substrate or electrical gating, results in Landau level crossings and opening of additional optical transition channels that were previously forbidden. We show that by tuning the hybridization and symmetry breaking parameters, a transition from the normal to a topological insulator phase occurs with measureable signatures in both static (dc) and dynamic (optical) conductivity. Moreover, we find that these signatures in the optical Hall conductivity remain robust against a significant range of disorder strength. © 2017 IOP Publishing Ltd.

  16. Alfv'en mode structure/stability properties of stellarators and broken-symmetry tokamaks

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    Spong, Don

    2009-05-01

    Energetic particle driven shear Alfv'en wave (SAW) instabilities are frequently observed in both stellarator and tokamak experiments. Three-dimensional effects are present in all toroidal devices and can significantly influence both stability properties of energetic particle populations and their loss patterns on the first wall. Three-dimensional equilibrium variations in stellarators and broken symmetry tokamaks provide new couplings that increase the complexity and density of the Alfv'en mode spectrum. An eigenmode solver, the AE3D code, has been developed for calculating Alfv'en mode structures in such configurations and identifying the most likely modes for resonant energetic tail destabilization. Applications of this model to a variety of stellarators (LHD, TJ-II, HSX, QPS, NCSX) and broken symmetry tokamaks (ITER with TF ripple and ferritic materials) have been made and results will be presented. Possible extensions to include sound wave couplings and gyro-Landau closures will be discussed.

  17. Broken bond symmetry assists stripe pinning in superconducting La2-xSrxCuO4

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    Tranquada, John; Jacobsen, H.; Zaliznyak, I. A.; Huecker, M.; Gu, G. D.; Savici, A. T.; Winn, B.; Chang, S.

    There has been evidence for quite some time for some degree of charge and spin stripe order in La2-xSrxCuO4 (LSCO). This has been a bit surprising as the crystal structure is supposed to lack the anisotropic Cu-O bonds that lead to robust stripe pinning in La2-xBaxCuO4. Using neutron scattering measurements on the HYSPEC instrument at the Spallation Neutron Source, we have discovered evidence for broken bond symmetry and strong associated lattice fluctuations in an LSCO crystal with x = 0 . 07. The broken bond symmetry occurs within the orthorhombic phase. We also observe quasielastic incommensurate spin excitations that coexist with the bulk superconductivity, suggesting some degree of pair-density-wave order in the superconducting state. Work at BNL supported by Office of Basic Energy Sciences, US DOE, under Contract No. DE-SC00112704.

  18. Consequences of Broken Translational Symmetry in FeSexTe1-x

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    Moreschini, L.; Lin, P.-H.; Lin, C.-H.; Ku, W.; Innocenti, D.; Chang, Y. J.; Walter, A. L.; Kim, K. S.; Brouet, V.; Yeh, K.-W.; Wu, M.-K.; Rotenberg, E.; Bostwick, A.; Grioni, M.

    2014-02-01

    We investigate the consequences of broken translational symmetry in the superconductor FeSexTe1-x using angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy. We find that the intensity does not follow the periodicity dictated by the crystal structure, owing to the form of the perturbing potential and the symmetries of the Fe d orbitals. Their interplay leads to substantial differences in the orbital character and spectral features observed at nominally equivalent locations in the reciprocal space. Such differences cannot be accounted for by the usual dipole matrix element effects and are due instead to the structure factor, which must be explicitly considered whenever more than one atom is present in the unit cell.

  19. Efficiency Statistics and Bounds for Systems with Broken Time-Reversal Symmetry.

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    Jiang, Jian-Hua; Agarwalla, Bijay Kumar; Segal, Dvira

    2015-07-24

    Universal properties of the statistics of stochastic efficiency for mesoscopic time-reversal symmetry broken energy transducers are revealed in the Gaussian approximation. We also discuss how the second law of thermodynamics restricts the statistics of stochastic efficiency. The tight-coupling limit becomes unfavorable, characterized by an infinitely broad distribution of efficiency at all times, when time-reversal symmetry breaking leads to an asymmetric Onsager response matrix. The underlying physics is demonstrated through the quantum Hall effect and further elaborated in a triple-quantum-dot three-terminal thermoelectric engine.

  20. Peccei-Quinn invariant singlet extended SUSY with anomalous U(1) gauge symmetry

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    Im, Sang Hui; Seo, Min-Seok

    2015-05-01

    Recent discovery of the SM-like Higgs boson with m h ≃ 125 GeV motivates an extension of the minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM), which involves a singlet Higgs superfield with a sizable Yukawa coupling to the doublet Higgs superfields. We examine such singlet-extended SUSY models with a Peccei-Quinn (PQ) symmetry that originates from an anomalous U(1) A gauge symmetry. We focus on the specific scheme that the PQ symmetry is spontaneously broken at an intermediate scale v PQ ˜ m SUSY M Pl by an interplay between Planck scale suppressed operators and tachyonic soft scalar mass induced dominantly by the U(1) A D-term D A . This scheme also results in spontaneous SUSY breaking in the PQ sector, generating the gaugino masses when it is transmitted to the MSSM sector by the conventional gauge mediation mechanism. As a result, the MSSM soft parameters in this scheme are induced mostly by the U(1) A D-term and the gauge mediated SUSY breaking from the PQ sector, so that the sparticle masses can be near the present experimental bounds without causing the SUSY flavor problem. The scheme is severely constrained by the condition that a phenomenologically viable form of the low energy operators of the singlet and doublet Higgs superfields is generated by the PQ breaking sector in a way similar to the Kim-Nilles solution of the μ problem, and the resulting Higgs mass parameters allow the electroweak symmetry breaking with small tan β. We find two minimal models with two singlet Higgs superfields, satisfying this condition with a relatively simple form of the PQ breaking sector, and briefly discuss some phenomenological aspects of the model.

  1. Broken Symmetry States of Doubly Degenerate Orbital Systems with Cubic Structure—Group Theoretical Classification

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    Masago, Akira; Suzuki, Naoshi

    2003-10-01

    For the eg Hubbard model on a simple cubic lattice group theoretical classification of mean field solutions have been made by assuming four kinds of single-Q wave vectors (0,0,0), (0,0,π), (π,π,0) and (π,π,π), and collinear magnetic states. Twenty-one broken symmetry states have been obtained in detail. Besides the usual charge and spin ordering states the so-called orbital orders of the two eg states, φ1=(3z^2-r^2)/\\sqrt{3} and φ2=x^2-y^2, or their linear combinations have been derived. It is shown that the broken symmetry states corresponding to ordering of the complex orbital states \\Psi1 = \\frac{1}{\\sqrt{2}}(φ1 - i φ_2) and \\Psi2 = \\frac{1}{\\sqrt{2}}(φ1 + i φ_2) represent octupole ordering. Finally quite exotic broken symmetry states consisting of combination of charge, spin and orbital orderings are derived.

  2. BCS-BEC crossover at finite temperature in the broken-symmetry phase

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    Pieri, P.; Pisani, L.; Strinati, G. C.

    2004-09-01

    The BCS-BEC crossover is studied in a systematic way in the broken-symmetry phase between zero temperature and the critical temperature. This study bridges two regimes where quantum and thermal fluctuations are, respectively, important. The theory is implemented on physical grounds, by adopting a fermionic self-energy in the broken-symmetry phase that represents fermions coupled to superconducting fluctuations in weak coupling and to bosons described by the Bogoliubov theory in strong coupling. This extension of the theory beyond mean field proves important at finite temperature, to connect with the results in the normal phase. The order parameter, the chemical potential, and the single-particle spectral function are calculated numerically for a wide range of coupling and temperature. This enables us to assess the quantitative importance of superconducting fluctuations in the broken-symmetry phase over the whole BCS-BEC crossover. Our results are relevant to the possible realizations of this crossover with high-temperature cuprate superconductors and with ultracold fermionic atoms in a trap.

  3. Higgs phenomenology in Type-I 2HDM with U(1) H Higgs gauge symmetry

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    Ko, P.; Omura, Yuji; Yu, Chaehyun

    2014-01-01

    It is well known that generic two-Higgs-doublet models (2HDMs) suffer from potentially large Higgs-mediated flavor-changing neutral current (FCNC) problem, unless additional symmetries are imposed on the Higgs fields thereby respecting the Natural Flavor Conservation Criterion (NFC) by Glashow and Weinberg. A common way to respect the NFC is to impose Z 2 symmetry which is softly broken by a dim-2 operator. Another new way is to introduce local U(1) H Higgs flavor symmetry that distinguishes one Higgs doublet from the other. In this paper, we consider the Higgs phenomenology in Type-I 2HDMs with the U(1) H symmetry with the simplest U(1) H assignments that the SM fermions are all neutral under U(1) H , and we make detailed comparison with the ordinary Type-I 2HDM. After imposing various constraints such as vacuum stability and perturbativity as well as the electroweak precision observables and collider search bounds on charged Higgs boson, we find that the allowed Higgs signal strengths in our model are much broader than those in the ordinary Type-I 2HDM, because of newly introduced U(1) H -charged singlet scalar and U(1) H gauge boson. Still the ATLAS data on gg → h → γγ cannot be accommodated. Our model could be distinguished from the ordinary 2HDM with the Z 2 symmetry in a certain parameter region and some channels. If the couplings of the new boson turn out to be close to those in the SM, it would be essential to search for extra U(1) H gauge boson and/or one more neutral scalar boson to distinguish two models.

  4. A topological approach unveils system invariances and broken symmetries in the brain.

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    Tozzi, Arturo; Peters, James F

    2016-05-01

    Symmetries are widespread invariances underscoring countless systems, including the brain. A symmetry break occurs when the symmetry is present at one level of observation but is hidden at another level. In such a general framework, a concept from algebraic topology, namely, the Borsuk-Ulam theorem (BUT), comes into play and sheds new light on the general mechanisms of nervous symmetries. The BUT tells us that we can find, on an n-dimensional sphere, a pair of opposite points that have the same encoding on an n - 1 sphere. This mapping makes it possible to describe both antipodal points with a single real-valued vector on a lower dimensional sphere. Here we argue that this topological approach is useful for the evaluation of hidden nervous symmetries. This means that symmetries can be found when evaluating the brain in a proper dimension, although they disappear (are hidden or broken) when we evaluate the same brain only one dimension lower. In conclusion, we provide a topological methodology for the evaluation of the most general features of brain activity, i.e., the symmetries, cast in a physical/biological fashion that has the potential to be operationalized. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  5. Antiresonance induced by symmetry-broken contacts in quasi-one-dimensional lattices

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    Ryu, Jung-Wan; Myoung, Nojoon; Park, Hee Chul

    2017-09-01

    We report the effect of symmetry-broken contacts on quantum transport in quasi-one-dimensional lattices. In contrast to one-dimensional (1D) chains, transport in quasi-one-dimensional lattices, which are made up of a finite number of 1D chain layers, is strongly influenced by contacts. Contact symmetry depends on whether the contacts maintain or break the parity symmetry between the layers. With balanced on-site potential, a flatband can be detected by asymmetric contacts, but not by symmetric contacts. In the case of asymmetric contacts with imbalanced on-site potential, transmission is suppressed at certain energies. We elucidate these energies of transmission suppression related to antiresonance using reduced lattice models and Feynman paths. These results provide a nondestructive measurement of flatband energy, which is difficult to detect.

  6. Controlling active self-assembly through broken particle-shape symmetry.

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    Wensink, H H; Kantsler, V; Goldstein, R E; Dunkel, J

    2014-01-01

    Many structural properties of conventional passive materials are known to arise from the symmetries of their microscopic constituents. By contrast, it is largely unclear how the interplay between particle shape and self-propulsion controls the meso- and macroscale behavior of active matter. Here we use large-scale simulations of homo- and heterogeneous self-propelled particle systems to identify generic effects of broken particle-shape symmetry on collective motion. We find that even small violations of fore-aft symmetry lead to fundamentally different collective behaviors, which may facilitate demixing of differently shaped species as well as the spontaneous formation of stable microrotors. These results suggest that variation of particle shape yields robust physical mechanisms to control self-assembly of active matter, with possibly profound implications for biology and materials design.

  7. Signatures of broken parity and time-reversal symmetry in generalized string-net models

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    Lake, Ethan; Wu, Yong-Shi

    2016-09-01

    We study indicators of broken time-reversal and parity symmetries in gapped topological phases of matter. We focus on phases realized by Levin-Wen string-net models and generalize the string-net model to describe phases which break parity and time-reversal symmetries. We do this by introducing an extra degree of freedom into the string-net graphical calculus, which takes the form of a branch cut located at each vertex of the underlying string-net lattice. We also work with string-net graphs defined on arbitrary (nontrivalent) graphs, which reveals otherwise hidden information about certain configurations of anyons in the string-net graph. Most significantly, we show that objects known as higher Frobenius-Schur indicators can provide several efficient ways to detect whether a given topological phase breaks parity or time-reversal symmetry.

  8. Gauge transformation and symmetries of the commutative multicomponent BKP hierarchy

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    Li, Chuanzhong

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, we defined a new multi-component B type Kadomtsev-Petviashvili (BKP) hierarchy that takes values in a commutative subalgebra of {gl}(N,{{C}}). After this, we give the gauge transformation of this commutative multicomponent BKP (CMBKP) hierarchy. Meanwhile, we construct a new constrained CMBKP hierarchy that contains some new integrable systems, including coupled KdV equations under a certain reduction. After this, the quantum torus symmetry and quantum torus constraint on the tau function of the commutative multi-component BKP hierarchy will be constructed.

  9. Unconventional pairings and radial line nodes in inversion symmetry broken superconductors

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    Hakioğlu, T.; Günay, Mehmet

    2016-09-01

    Noncentrosymmetric superconductors (NCSs) with broken inversion symmetry can have spin-dependent order parameters (OPs) with mixed parity which can also have nodes in the pair potential as well as the energy spectra. These nodes are distinct features that are not present in conventional superconductors. They appear as points or lines in the momentum space where the latter can have angular or radial geometries dictated by the dimensionality, the lattice structure and the pairing interaction. In this work we study the nodes in time reversal symmetry (TRS) preserving NCSs at the OP, the pair potential, and the energy spectrum levels. Nodes are examined by using spin independent pairing interactions respecting the rotational C∞v symmetry in the presence of spin-orbit coupling (SOC). The pairing symmetries and the nodal topology are affected by the relative strength of the pairing channels which is studied for the mixed singlet-triplet, pure singlet, and pure triplet. Complementary to the angular line nodes widely present in the literature, the C∞v symmetry here allows radial line nodes (RLNs) due to the nonlinear momentum dependence in the OPs. The topology of the RLNs in the mixed case shows a distinctly different characterization than the half-spin quantum vortex at the Dirac point. We apply this NCS physics to the inversion symmetry broken exciton condensates (ECs) in double quantum wells where the point and the RLNs can be found. On the other hand, for a pure triplet condensate, two fully gapped and topologically distinct regimes exist, separated by a QSHI-like zero energy superconducting state with even number of Majorana modes. We also remark on how the point and the RLNs can be manipulated, enabling an external control on the topology.

  10. Skyrmions in quasi-2D chiral magnets with broken bulk and surface inversion symmetry (Presentation Recording)

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    Randeria, Mohit; Banerjee, Sumilan; Rowland, James

    2015-09-01

    Most theoretical studies of chiral magnetism, and the resulting spin textures, have focused on 3D systems with broken bulk inversion symmetry, where skyrmions are stabilized by easy-axis anisotropy. In this talk I will describe our results on 2D and quasi-2D systems with broken surface inversion, where we find [1] that skyrmion crystals are much more stable than in 3D, especially for the case of easy-plane anisotropy. These results are of particular interest for thin films, surfaces, and oxide interfaces [2], where broken surface-inversion symmetry and Rashba spin-orbit coupling naturally lead to both the chiral Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya (DM) interaction and to easy-plane compass anisotropy. I will then turn to systems that break both bulk and surface inversion, resulting in two distinct DM terms arising from Dresselhaus and Rashba spin-orbit coupling. I will describe [3] the evolution of the skyrmion structure and of the phase diagram as a function of the ratio of Dresselhaus and Rashba terms, which can be tuned by varying film thickness and strain. [1] S. Banerjee, J. Rowland, O. Erten, and M. Randeria, PRX 4, 031045 (2014). [2] S. Banerjee, O. Erten, and M. Randeria, Nature Phys. 9, 626 (2013). [3] J. Rowland, S. Banerjee and M. Randeria, (unpublished).

  11. Probing broken symmetry states in cuprate superconductors with polarization-sensitive infrared spectroscopy

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    Mukherjee, Alok; Arik, Mumtaz Murat; Seo, Jungryeol; Cerne, John; Zhang, Hao; Xu, Ke Jun; Wei, John Y. T.; Armitage, N. P.; Kirzhner, T.; Koren, G.

    The nature of the pseudogap state in high-temperature superconducting (HTS) cuprates has drawn a lot of attention in the past two decades. A fundamental question is whether the pseudogap is a distinct phase with its own broken symmetries. Recent optical studies in the near-IR (800 meV) and THz (2-6 meV) ranges have observed symmetry breaking in the pseudogap state of HTS cuprates, suggesting that the pseudogap is a distinct phase. To probe the spectral character of this broken symmetry, we have performed infrared/visible Faraday and Kerr effect measurements at zero magnetic field and various temperatures on a series of HTS cuprate thin films, grown epitaxially by pulsed laser-ablated deposition. We will present and discuss our data, primarily complex Faraday/Kerr angle as a function of energy (0.1-3 eV), temperature (10-300K) and sample orientation with respect to the incident light polarization. This work supported by NSF-DMR1410599, NSERC, CFI-OIT and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

  12. 3R MoS2 with Broken Inversion Symmetry: A Promising Ultrathin Nonlinear Optical Device.

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    Shi, Jia; Yu, Peng; Liu, Fucai; He, Peng; Wang, Rui; Qin, Liang; Zhou, Junbo; Li, Xin; Zhou, Jiadong; Sui, Xinyu; Zhang, Shuai; Zhang, Yanfeng; Zhang, Qing; Sum, Tze Chien; Qiu, Xiaohui; Liu, Zheng; Liu, Xinfeng

    2017-08-01

    Nonlinear 2D layered crystals provide ideal platforms for applications and fundamental studies in ultrathin nonlinear optical (NLO) devices. However, the NLO frequency conversion efficiency constrained by lattice symmetry is still limited by layer numbers of 2D crystals. In this work, 3R MoS2 with broken inversion symmetry structure are grown and proved to be excellent NLO 2D crystals from monolayer (0.65 nm) toward bulk-like (300 nm) dimension. Thickness and wavelength-dependent second harmonic generation spectra offer the selection rules of appropriate working conditions. A model comprising of bulk nonlinear contribution and interface interaction is proposed to interpret the observed nonlinear behavior. Polarization enhancement with two petals along staggered stacking direction appears in 3R MoS2 is first observed and the robust polarization of 3R MoS2 crystal is caused by the retained broken inversion symmetry. The results provide a new arena for realizing ultrathin NLO devices for 2D layered materials. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  13. On the Relation Between Gauge and Phase Symmetries

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    Catren, Gabriel

    2014-12-01

    We propose a group-theoretical interpretation of the fact that the transition from classical to quantum mechanics entails a reduction in the number of observables needed to define a physical state (e.g. from and to or in the simplest case). We argue that, in analogy to gauge theories, such a reduction results from the action of a symmetry group. To do so, we propose a conceptual analysis of formal tools coming from symplectic geometry and group representation theory, notably Souriau's moment map, the Mardsen-Weinstein symplectic reduction, the symplectic "category" introduced by Weinstein, and the conjecture (proposed by Guillemin and Sternberg) according to which "quantization commutes with reduction". By using the generalization of this conjecture to the non-zero coadjoint orbits of an abelian Hamiltonian action, we argue that phase invariance in quantum mechanics and gauge invariance have a common geometric underpinning, namely the symplectic reduction formalism. This stance points towards a gauge-theoretical interpretation of Heisenberg indeterminacy principle. We revisit (the extreme cases of) this principle in the light of the difference between the set-theoretic points of a phase space and its category-theoretic symplectic points.

  14. On (Un)Broken Higher-Spin Symmetry in Vector Models

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    Skvortsov, E. D.

    The simplest consequences of exact and broken higher-spin symmetry are studied. The one-loop anomalous dimensions of higher-spin currents are determined from the multiplet recombination in the spirit of the modern bootstrap programme: the Wilson-Fisher CFT is studied both in the 4-ɛ-expansion and in the large-N. The bulk implications are briefly addressed: part of the higher-spin theory cubic action is reconstructed; one-loop corrections to the AdS masses of higher-spin fields are discussed.

  15. Mesoscopic fluctuations in disordered superconductors with broken time-reversal symmetry

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    Ryu, Shinsei; Furusaki, Akira; Ludwig, Andreas; Mudry, Christopher

    2005-03-01

    The mesoscopic regime in the problem of Anderson localization is a scaling regime in which disorder effects remain weak. It can be realized in quasi-one and higher dimensional systems. Fluctuations in the global density of states, the local density of states, as well as in the conductance were first studied for conventional metals in the pioneering works of Stone and Lee on the one hand, and Altshuler, Kravtsov, and Lerner, on the other hand. Here we extend the analysis of the conductance fluctuations by Altshuler, Kravtsov, and Lerner to dirty superconductors with broken time-reversal symmetry in near two spatial dimensions.

  16. Spontaneously broken continuous symmetries in hyperbolic (or open) de Sitter spacetime

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    Ratra, Bharat

    1994-10-01

    The functional Schrödinger approach is used to study scalar field theory in hyperbolic (or open) de Sitter spacetime. While on intermediate length scales (small compared to the spatial curvature length scale) the massless minimally coupled scalar field two-point correlation function does have a term that varies logarithmically with scale, as in flat and closed de Sitter spacetime, the spatial curvature tames the infrared behavior of this correlation function at larger scales in the open model. As a result, and contrary to what happens in flat and closed de Sitter spacetime, spontaneously broken continuous symmetries are not restored in open de Sitter spacetime (with more than one spatial dimension).

  17. Heat Transport via Low-Dimensional Systems with Broken Time-Reversal Symmetry

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    Tamaki, Shuji; Sasada, Makiko; Saito, Keiji

    2017-09-01

    We consider heat transport via systems with broken time-reversal symmetry. We apply magnetic fields to the one-dimensional charged particle systems with transverse motions. The standard momentum conservation is not satisfied. To focus on this effect clearly, we introduce a solvable model. We exactly demonstrate that the anomalous transport with a new exponent can appear. We numerically show the violation of the standard relation between the power-law decay in the equilibrium correlation and the diverging exponent of the thermal conductivity in the open system.

  18. LHC Higgs signatures from extended electroweak gauge symmetry

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    Abe, Tomohiro; Chen, Ning; He, Hong-Jian

    2013-01-01

    We study LHC Higgs signatures from the extended electroweak gauge symmetry SU(2) ⊗ SU(2) ⊗ U(1). Under this gauge structure, we present an effective UV completion of the 3-site moose model with ideal fermion delocalization, which contains two neutral Higgs states ( h, H) plus three new gauge bosons ( W ' , Z '). We study the unitarity, and reveal that the exact E 2 cancellation in the longitudinal V L V L scattering amplitudes is achieved by the joint role of exchanging both spin-1 new gauge bosons W ' /Z ' and spin-0 Higgs bosons h/H. We identify the lighter Higgs state h with mass 125 GeV, and derive the unitarity bound on the mass of heavier Higgs boson H. The parameter space of this model is highly predictive. We study the production and decay signals of this 125 GeV Higgs boson h at the LHC. We demonstrate that the h Higgs boson can naturally have enhanced signals in the diphoton channel gg → h → γγ, while the event rates in the reactions gg → h → W W ∗ and gg → h → ZZ ∗ are generally suppressed relative to the SM expectation. Searching the h Higgs boson via the associated production and the vector boson fusions are also discussed for our model. We further analyze the LHC signals of the heavier Higgs boson H as a new physics discriminator from the SM. For wide mass-ranges of H, we derive constraints from the existing LHC searches, and study the discovery potential of H at the LHC (8 TeV) and LHC (14 TeV).

  19. Superconductivity. Observation of broken time-reversal symmetry in the heavy-fermion superconductor UPt₃.

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    Schemm, E R; Gannon, W J; Wishne, C M; Halperin, W P; Kapitulnik, A

    2014-07-11

    Models of superconductivity in unconventional materials can be experimentally differentiated by the predictions they make for the symmetries of the superconducting order parameter. In the case of the heavy-fermion superconductor UPt3, a key question is whether its multiple superconducting phases preserve or break time-reversal symmetry (TRS). We tested for asymmetry in the phase shift between left and right circularly polarized light reflected from a single crystal of UPt3 at normal incidence and found that this so-called polar Kerr effect appears only below the lower of the two zero-field superconducting transition temperatures. Our results provide evidence for broken TRS in the low-temperature superconducting phase of UPt3, implying a complex two-component order parameter for superconductivity in this system.

  20. Spontaneously broken asymptotic symmetries and an effective action for horizon dynamics

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    Eling, Christopher

    2017-02-01

    Asymptotic spacetime symmetries have been conjectured to play an important role in quantum gravity. In this paper we study the breaking of asymptotic symmetries associated with a null horizon boundary. In two-dimensions, these symmetries are reparametrizations of the time parameter on the horizon. We show how this horizon reparametrization symmetry is explicitly and spontaneously broken in dilaton gravity and construct an effective action for these pseudo-Goldstone modes using the on-shell gravitational action for a null boundary. The variation of this action yields the horizon constraint equation. This action is invariant under a 2 parameter subgroup of SL(2) transformations, whose Noether charges we interpret via the membrane paradigm. We place these results in the context of recent work on the near AdS2/ near CFT1 correspondence. In this setting the horizon action characterizes the infrared regime near the horizon and has a hydrodynamical sigma model form. We also discuss our construction in General Relativity. In the three-dimensional case there is a natural generalization of our results. However, in higher dimensions, the variation of the effective action only yields the Raychaudhuri equation for small perturbations of the horizon.

  1. Unexpected edge conduction in mercury telluride quantum wells under broken time-reversal symmetry

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    Ma, Eric Yue; Calvo, M. Reyes; Wang, Jing; Lian, Biao; Muhlbauer, Mathias; Brune, Christoph; Cui, Yong -Tao; Lai, Keji; Kundhikanjana, Worasom; Yang, Yongliang; Baenninger, Matthias; Konig, Markus; Ames, Christopher; Buhmann, Hartmut; Leubner, Philipp; Molenkamp, Laurens W.; Zhang, Shou -Cheng; Goldhaber-Gordon, David; Kelly, Michael A.; Shen, Zhi -Xun

    2015-05-26

    The realization of quantum spin Hall effect in HgTe quantum wells is considered a milestone in the discovery of topological insulators. Quantum spin Hall states are predicted to allow current flow at the edges of an insulating bulk, as demonstrated in various experiments. A key prediction yet to be experimentally verified is the breakdown of the edge conduction under broken time-reversal symmetry. Here we first establish a systematic framework for the magnetic field dependence of electrostatically gated quantum spin Hall devices. We then study edge conduction of an inverted quantum well device under broken time-reversal symmetry using microwave impedance microscopy, and compare our findings to a non-inverted device. At zero magnetic field, only the inverted device shows clear edge conduction in its local conductivity profile, consistent with theory. Surprisingly, the edge conduction persists up to 9 T with little change. Finally, this indicates physics beyond simple quantum spin Hall model, including material-specific properties and possibly many-body effects.

  2. Unexpected edge conduction in mercury telluride quantum wells under broken time-reversal symmetry

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    Ma, Eric Yue; Calvo, M. Reyes; Wang, Jing; ...

    2015-05-26

    The realization of quantum spin Hall effect in HgTe quantum wells is considered a milestone in the discovery of topological insulators. Quantum spin Hall states are predicted to allow current flow at the edges of an insulating bulk, as demonstrated in various experiments. A key prediction yet to be experimentally verified is the breakdown of the edge conduction under broken time-reversal symmetry. Here we first establish a systematic framework for the magnetic field dependence of electrostatically gated quantum spin Hall devices. We then study edge conduction of an inverted quantum well device under broken time-reversal symmetry using microwave impedance microscopy,more » and compare our findings to a non-inverted device. At zero magnetic field, only the inverted device shows clear edge conduction in its local conductivity profile, consistent with theory. Surprisingly, the edge conduction persists up to 9 T with little change. Finally, this indicates physics beyond simple quantum spin Hall model, including material-specific properties and possibly many-body effects.« less

  3. Neoclassical toroidal plasma viscosity in the vicinity of the magnetic axis in tokamaks with broken symmetry

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    Shaing, K. C.; Lee, H.; Seol, J.; Aydemir, A. Y.

    2015-08-01

    Theory for neoclassical toroidal plasma viscosity in the low collisionality regime is extended to the vicinity of the magnetic axis in tokamaks with broken symmetry. The toroidal viscosity is induced by particles drifting off the perturbed magnetic surface under the influence of the symmetry breaking magnetic field. In the region away from the magnetic axis, the drift orbit dynamics is governed by the bounce averaged drift kinetic equation in the low collisionality regimes. In the vicinity of the magnetic axis, it is the drift kinetic equation, averaged over the trapped particle orbits, i.e., potato orbits, that governs the drift dynamics. The orbit averaged drift kinetic equation is derived when collision frequency is low enough for trapped particles to complete their potato trajectories. The resultant equation is solved in the 1 /ν regime to obtain transport fluxes and, thus, toroidal plasma viscosity through flux-force relation. Here, ν is the collision frequency. The viscosity does not vanish on the magnetic axis, and has the same scalings as that in the region away from magnetic axis, except that the fraction of bananas is replaced by the fraction of potatoes. It also has a weak radial dependence. Modeling of plasma flow velocity V for the case where the magnetic surfaces are broken is also discussed.

  4. Broken symmetry, excitons, gapless modes, and topological excitations in trilayer quantum Hall systems

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    Ye, Jinwu

    2005-03-01

    We study the interlayer coherent incompressible phase in trilayer quantum Hall systems (TLQH) at total filling factor νT=1 from three approaches: Mutual composite fermion (MCF), composite boson (CB), and wave function approach. Just like in bilayer quantum Hall system, CB approach is superior than MCF approach in studying TLQH with broken symmetry. The Hall and Hall drag resistivities are found to be quantized at h/e2 . Two neutral gapless modes with linear dispersion relations are identified and the ratio of the two velocities is close to 3 . The excitation spectra are classified into two classes, charge neutral bosonic two-body bound states and charge ±1 fermionic three-body bound states. In general, there are two two-body Kosterlize-Thouless (KT) transition temperatures and one three-body KT transition. The charge ±1 three-body fermionic bound states may be the main dissipation source of transport measurements. The broken symmetry in terms of SU (3) algebra is studied. The structure of excitons and their flowing patterns are given. The coupling between the two Goldstone modes will lead to the broadening in the zero-bias peak in the interlayer correlated tunnelings of the TLQH. Several interesting features unique to TLQH are outlined. Limitations of the CB approach are also pointed out.

  5. Auxiliary variables for numerically solving nonlinear equations with softly broken symmetries.

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    Olum, Ken D; Masoumi, Ali

    2017-06-01

    General methods for solving simultaneous nonlinear equations work by generating a sequence of approximate solutions that successively improve a measure of the total error. However, if the total error function has a narrow curved valley, the available techniques tend to find the solution after a very large number of steps, if ever. The solver first converges rapidly to the valley, but once there it converges extremely slowly to the solution. In this paper we show that in the specific physically important case where these valleys are the result of a softly broken symmetry, the solution can often be found much more quickly by adding the generators of the softly broken symmetry as auxiliary variables. This makes the number of variables more than the equations and hence there will be a family of solutions, any one of which would be acceptable. We present a procedure for finding solutions in this case and apply it to several simple examples and an important problem in the physics of false vacuum decay. We also provide a Mathematica package that implements Powell's hybrid method with the generalization to allow more variables than equations.

  6. Auxiliary variables for numerically solving nonlinear equations with softly broken symmetries

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    Olum, Ken D.; Masoumi, Ali

    2017-06-01

    General methods for solving simultaneous nonlinear equations work by generating a sequence of approximate solutions that successively improve a measure of the total error. However, if the total error function has a narrow curved valley, the available techniques tend to find the solution after a very large number of steps, if ever. The solver first converges rapidly to the valley, but once there it converges extremely slowly to the solution. In this paper we show that in the specific physically important case where these valleys are the result of a softly broken symmetry, the solution can often be found much more quickly by adding the generators of the softly broken symmetry as auxiliary variables. This makes the number of variables more than the equations and hence there will be a family of solutions, any one of which would be acceptable. We present a procedure for finding solutions in this case and apply it to several simple examples and an important problem in the physics of false vacuum decay. We also provide a Mathematica package that implements Powell's hybrid method with the generalization to allow more variables than equations.

  7. Skyrmions in quasi-2D chiral magnets with broken bulk and surface inversion symmetry

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    Rowland, James; Banerjee, Sumilan; Randeria, Mohit

    2015-03-01

    Most theoretical studies of skyrmions have focused on chiral magnets with broken bulk inversion symmetry, stabilized by easy-axis anisotropy. Recently, we considered 2D systems with broken surface inversion and showed that skyrmion crystals are more stable than in 3D, pointing out the importance of easy-plane anisotropy. In the present work we investigate quasi-2D systems which break both bulk and surface inversion symmetry. The Landau-Ginzburg free energy functional thus contains two Dzyloshinskii-Moriya terms of strength DD and DR arising from Dresselhaus and Rashba spin-orbit coupling respectively. We trace the evolution of the phase diagram as DD /DR is varied, and find that skyrmions are increasingly destabilized with respect to the cone phase as DD increases relative to DR. We find an evolution from vortex-like skyrmions in the pure Dresselhaus limit to hedgehog-like skyrmions in the pure Rashba limit. We discuss the relevance of these results to existing experiments and the prospects of tuning the ratio of Dresselhaus and Rashba spin-orbit coupling via film thickness and strain. Supported by NSF DMR-1410364 (J.R. and M.R.) and DOE-BES DE-SC0005035 (S.B.)

  8. Proton Stability in Grand Unified Theories and Discrete Gauge Symmetries

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    Mohapatra, R. N.

    2008-05-13

    Most supersymmetric grand unified theories face the problem of rapid proton decay coming either from R-parity violating interactions and/or from Planck scale induced R-parity conserving operators, possibly induced by non-perturbative Planck scale effects such as black holes or wormholes. In this talk, I argue in favor of the possibility that a natural way to resolve this problem is to assume that there are new discrete or continuous gauge symmetries accompanying these theories that resolve these problems while at the same time allowing enough flexibility to have a viable model. I discuss this for left-right and SO(10) theories and discuss the profound impact such considerations have on the construction of realistic GUT models. I then discuss a recently proposed SO(10) model which has only apparently string inspired multiplets and has enough structure to be a realistic model.

  9. F-theory vacua with Z3 gauge symmetry

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    Cvetič, Mirjam; Donagi, Ron; Klevers, Denis; Piragua, Hernan; Poretschkin, Maximilian

    2015-09-01

    Discrete gauge groups naturally arise in F-theory compactifications on genus-one fibered Calabi-Yau manifolds. Such geometries appear in families that are parameterized by the Tate-Shafarevich group of the genus-one fibration. While the F-theory compactification on any element of this family gives rise to the same physics, the corresponding M-theory compactifications on these geometries differ and are obtained by a fluxed circle reduction of the former. In this note, we focus on an element of order three in the Tate-Shafarevich group of the general cubic. We discuss how the different M-theory vacua and the associated discrete gauge groups can be obtained by Higgsing of a pair of five-dimensional U(1) symmetries. The Higgs fields arise from vanishing cycles in I2-fibers that appear at certain codimension two loci in the base. We explicitly identify all three curves that give rise to the corresponding Higgs fields. In this analysis the investigation of different resolved phases of the underlying geometry plays a crucial rôle.

  10. Dirac or inverse seesaw neutrino masses with B – L gauge symmetry and S₃ flavor symmetry

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    Ma, Ernest; Srivastava, Rahul

    2015-02-01

    Many studies have been made on extensions of the standard model with B – L gauge symmetry. The addition of three singlet (right-handed) neutrinos renders it anomaly-free. It has always been assumed that the spontaneous breaking of B – L is accomplished by a singlet scalar field carrying two units of B – L charge. This results in a very natural implementation of the Majorana seesaw mechanism for neutrinos. However, there exists in fact another simple anomaly-free solution which allows Dirac or inverse seesaw neutrino masses. We show for the first time these new possibilities and discuss an application tomore » neutrino mixing with S₃ flavor symmetry.« less

  11. Conductance fluctuations in disordered superconductors with broken time-reversal symmetry near two dimensions

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    Ryu, S.; Furusaki, A.; Ludwig, A. W. W.; Mudry, C.

    2007-10-01

    We extend the analysis of the conductance fluctuations in disordered metals by Altshuler, Kravtsov, and Lerner (AKL) to disordered superconductors with broken time-reversal symmetry in d=(2+ɛ) dimensions (symmetry classes C and D of Altland and Zirnbauer). Using a perturbative renormalization group analysis of the corresponding non-linear sigma model (NL σM) we compute the anomalous scaling dimensions of the dominant scalar operators with 2 s gradients to one-loop order. We show that, in analogy with the result of AKL for ordinary, metallic systems (Wigner-Dyson classes), an infinite number of high-gradient operators would become relevant (in the renormalization group sense) near two dimensions if contributions beyond one-loop order are ignored. We explore the possibility to compare, in symmetry class D, the ɛ=(2-d) expansion in d<2 with exact results in one dimension. The method we use to perform the one-loop renormalization analysis is valid for general symmetric spaces of Kähler type, and suggests that this is a generic property of the perturbative treatment of NL σMs defined on Riemannian symmetric target spaces.

  12. Quantum Imaging of Interaction-Induced Spontaneous Broken-Symmetry Phases in Molecular Graphene

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    Rastawicki, Dominik; Sun, Yan; Liu, Yang; Chen, Yi-Ting; Manoharan, Hari C.

    We present a survey of quantum states with interaction-induced broken symmetries observed in molecular graphene, assembled with atomic manipulation. These materials are assembled with atomic precision by patterning the Cu(111) two-dimensional electron gas surface state by single molecules; the molecules function as local potentials which form a coherently coupled system of electron quantum dots in a honeycomb lattice embedding massless Dirac fermions and tunable graphene properties. By crafting different local molecular arrangements together with varying lattice constants, we are able to probe a large parameter space of the strength of the intersite hopping parameter (bond strength), the doping level, and the interaction strength. The assembled nanomaterials are probed through STM/STS measurement, differential conductance maps, and quasiparticle interference with Fourier-transform STS. We observe both spontaneous nematic states and sublattice symmetry breaking in molecular graphene at very low band filling factors, and a nematic state in graphene variants where kinetic energy is effectively quenched. We show it is possible to modify and enhance the symmetry breaking effects by controlling certain boundary conditions and lattice geometry.

  13. Poincare quasi-Hopf symmetry and nonassociative spacetime algebra from twisted gauge theories

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    Balachandran, A. P.; Qureshi, B. A.

    2010-03-15

    In previous work, starting from the Moyal plane, we formulated interacting theories of matter and gauge fields with only the former fields twisted. In this approach, gauge theories, including the standard model, can be formulated without new gauge degrees of freedom. We show their underlying symmetry algebra to be Poincare quasi-Hopf. The associated spacetime algebra is hence nonassociative.

  14. Crossing symmetry and modular invariance in conformal field theory and S duality in gauge theory

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    Nanopoulos, Dimitri V.; Xie, Dan

    2009-11-15

    In this paper, we explore the relation between crossing symmetry and modular invariance in conformal field theory and S duality in gauge theory. It is shown that partition functions of different S dual theories of N=2 SU(2) gauge theory with four fundamentals can be derived from the crossing symmetry of the Liouville four-point function. We also show that the partition function of N=4 SU(2) gauge theory can be derived from the Liouville partition function on torus.

  15. Route towards the optimization at given power of thermoelectric heat engines with broken time-reversal symmetry

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    Zhang, Rong; Li, Qian-Wen; Tang, F. R.; Yang, X. Q.; Bai, L.

    2017-08-01

    We investigate the performance at a given power of a thermoelectric heat engine with broken time-reversal symmetry, and derive analytically the efficiency at a given power of a thermoelectric generator within linear irreversible thermodynamics. A universal bound on the efficiency of the thermoelectric heat engine is achieved under a strong constraint on the Onsager coefficients, and some interesting features are further revealed. Our results demonstrate that there exists a trade-off between efficiency and power output, and the efficiency at a given power may surpass the Curzon-Ahlborn limit due to broken time-reversal symmetry. Moreover, optimal efficiency at a given power can be achieved, which indicates that broken time-reversal symmetry offers physically allowed ways to optimize the performance of heat engines. Our study may contribute to the interesting guidelines for optimizing actual engines.

  16. Magnetic Fano resonances by design in symmetry broken THz meta-foils

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    Wu, Jianfeng; Moser, Herbert O.; Li, Rujiang; Yang, Yihao; Jing, Liqiao; Chen, Hongsheng; Breese, Mark B. H.

    2017-01-01

    Magnetic Fano resonances in there-dimensional symmetry broken meta-foils at THz frequencies are theoretically and experimentally studied. Sharp Fano resonances occur due to the interference between different resonances and can be designed by choosing geometric parameters of the meta-foil. At the Fano resonances, the meta-foil supports antisymmetric modes, whereas, at the main resonance, only a symmetric mode exists. The meta-foil is left-handed at the Fano resonances and shows sharp peaks of the real part of the refractive index in transmission with small effective losses opening a way to very sensitive high-speed sensing of dielectric changes in the surrounding media and of mechanical configuration. PMID:28150797

  17. Broken time reversal symmetry states in superconductors using the ultrafast pump-probe method

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    Setty, Chandan; Hu, Jiangping

    2015-03-01

    The excitation of vibrational modes by ultrafast optical pulses can be a useful probe of the electronic ground state in a solid through the electron-phonon interactions. In this work, we show that the phase of the oscillations of reflectivity/transmissivity as a function of the delay time can contain signatures of broken time reversal symmetry (BTRS) in the superconducting ground state. To illustrate this, we consider a simple Hamiltonian consisting of a two band electronic part and a phononic part; additionally, we include terms which couple electrons to phonons and light. In the absence of dissipation, we show that on entry into the BTRS superconducting state, the phase of the reflectivity oscillations deviates from the normal state values of +/- π/2 in a continuous fashion. We will also comment on the effects of dissipation and the dependence of our result on the opacity of the superconductor.

  18. Magnetic Fano resonances by design in symmetry broken THz meta-foils

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    Wu, Jianfeng; Moser, Herbert O.; Li, Rujiang; Yang, Yihao; Jing, Liqiao; Chen, Hongsheng; Breese, Mark B. H.

    2017-02-01

    Magnetic Fano resonances in there-dimensional symmetry broken meta-foils at THz frequencies are theoretically and experimentally studied. Sharp Fano resonances occur due to the interference between different resonances and can be designed by choosing geometric parameters of the meta-foil. At the Fano resonances, the meta-foil supports antisymmetric modes, whereas, at the main resonance, only a symmetric mode exists. The meta-foil is left-handed at the Fano resonances and shows sharp peaks of the real part of the refractive index in transmission with small effective losses opening a way to very sensitive high-speed sensing of dielectric changes in the surrounding media and of mechanical configuration.

  19. Topological Creation of Acoustic Pseudospin Multipoles in a Flow-Free Symmetry-Broken Metamaterial Lattice.

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    Zhang, Zhiwang; Wei, Qi; Cheng, Ying; Zhang, Ting; Wu, Dajian; Liu, Xiaojun

    2017-02-24

    The discovery of topological acoustics has revolutionized fundamental concepts of sound propagation, giving rise to strikingly unconventional acoustic edge modes immune to scattering. Because of the spinless nature of sound, the "spinlike" degree of freedom crucial to topological states in acoustic systems is commonly realized with circulating background flow or preset coupled resonator ring waveguides, which drastically increases the engineering complexity. Here we realize the acoustic pseudospin multipolar states in a simple flow-free symmetry-broken metamaterial lattice, where the clockwise (anticlockwise) sound propagation within each metamolecule emulates pseudospin down (pseudospin up). We demonstrate that tuning the strength of intermolecular coupling by simply contracting or expanding the metamolecule can induce the band inversion effect between the pseudospin dipole and quadrupole, which leads to a topological phase transition. Topologically protected edge states and reconfigurable topological one-way transmission for sound are further demonstrated. These results provide diverse routes to construct novel acoustic topological insulators with versatile applications.

  20. Topological Creation of Acoustic Pseudospin Multipoles in a Flow-Free Symmetry-Broken Metamaterial Lattice

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    Zhang, Zhiwang; Wei, Qi; Cheng, Ying; Zhang, Ting; Wu, Dajian; Liu, Xiaojun

    2017-02-01

    The discovery of topological acoustics has revolutionized fundamental concepts of sound propagation, giving rise to strikingly unconventional acoustic edge modes immune to scattering. Because of the spinless nature of sound, the "spinlike" degree of freedom crucial to topological states in acoustic systems is commonly realized with circulating background flow or preset coupled resonator ring waveguides, which drastically increases the engineering complexity. Here we realize the acoustic pseudospin multipolar states in a simple flow-free symmetry-broken metamaterial lattice, where the clockwise (anticlockwise) sound propagation within each metamolecule emulates pseudospin down (pseudospin up). We demonstrate that tuning the strength of intermolecular coupling by simply contracting or expanding the metamolecule can induce the band inversion effect between the pseudospin dipole and quadrupole, which leads to a topological phase transition. Topologically protected edge states and reconfigurable topological one-way transmission for sound are further demonstrated. These results provide diverse routes to construct novel acoustic topological insulators with versatile applications.

  1. Broken symmetry approach to density functional calculation of zero field splittings including anisotropic exchange interactions

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    Kessler, Eva M. V.; Schmitt, Sebastian; Wüllen, Christoph van

    2013-11-14

    The broken symmetry approach to the calculation of zero field splittings (or magnetic anisotropies) of multinuclear transition metal complexes is further developed. A procedure is suggested how to extract spin Hamiltonian parameters for anisotropic exchange from a set of broken symmetry density functional calculations. For isotropic exchange coupling constants J{sub ij}, the established procedure is retrieved, and anisotropic (or pseudodipolar) exchange coupling tensors D{sub ij} are obtained analogously. This procedure only yields the sum of the individual single-ion zero field splitting tensors D{sub i}. Therefore, a procedure based on localized orbitals has been developed to extract the individual single-ion contributions. With spin Hamiltonian parameters at hand, the zero field splittings of the individual spin multiplets are calculated by an exact diagonalization of the isotropic part, followed by a spin projection done numerically. The method is applied to the binuclear cation [LCr(OH){sub 3}CrL]{sup 3+} (L = 1,4,7-trimethyl-1,4,7-triazanonane) for which experimental zero field splittings for all low-energy spin states are known, and to the single-molecule magnet [Fe{sub 4}(CH{sub 3}C(CH{sub 2}O){sub 3}){sub 2}(dpm){sub 6}] (Hdpm = 2,2,6,6-tetramethylheptane-3,5-dione). In both these 3d compounds, the single-ion tensors mainly come from the spin-orbit interaction. Anisotropic exchange is dominated by the spin-dipolar interaction only for the chromium compound. Despite the rather small isotropic exchange couplings in the iron compound, spin-orbit and spin-dipolar contributions to anisotropic exchange are of similar size here.

  2. Unification of gauge, family, and flavor symmetries illustrated in gauged SU(12) models

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    Albright, Carl H.; Feger, Robert P.; Kephart, Thomas W.

    2016-04-25

    In this study, to explain quark and lepton masses and mixing angles, one has to extend the standard model, and the usual practice is to put the quarks and leptons into irreducible representations of discrete groups. We argue that discrete flavor symmetries (and their concomitant problems) can be avoided if we extend the gauge group. In the framework of SU(12) we give explicit examples of models having varying degrees of predictability obtained by scanning over groups and representations and identifying cases with operators contributing to mass and mixing matrices that need little fine- tuning of prefactors. Fitting with quark and lepton masses run to the GUT scale and known mixing angles allows us to make predictions for the neutrino masses and hierarchy, the octant of the atmospheric mixing angle, leptonic CP violation, Majorana phases, and the effective mass observed in neutrinoless double beta decay.

  3. Unification of gauge, family, and flavor symmetries illustrated in gauged SU(12) models

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    Albright, Carl H.; Feger, Robert P.; Kephart, Thomas W.

    2016-04-25

    In this study, to explain quark and lepton masses and mixing angles, one has to extend the standard model, and the usual practice is to put the quarks and leptons into irreducible representations of discrete groups. We argue that discrete flavor symmetries (and their concomitant problems) can be avoided if we extend the gauge group. In the framework of SU(12) we give explicit examples of models having varying degrees of predictability obtained by scanning over groups and representations and identifying cases with operators contributing to mass and mixing matrices that need little fine- tuning of prefactors. Fitting with quark andmore » lepton masses run to the GUT scale and known mixing angles allows us to make predictions for the neutrino masses and hierarchy, the octant of the atmospheric mixing angle, leptonic CP violation, Majorana phases, and the effective mass observed in neutrinoless double beta decay.« less

  4. Unification of gauge, family, and flavor symmetries illustrated in gauged SU(12) models

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    Albright, Carl H.; Feger, Robert P.; Kephart, Thomas W.

    2016-04-25

    In this study, to explain quark and lepton masses and mixing angles, one has to extend the standard model, and the usual practice is to put the quarks and leptons into irreducible representations of discrete groups. We argue that discrete flavor symmetries (and their concomitant problems) can be avoided if we extend the gauge group. In the framework of SU(12) we give explicit examples of models having varying degrees of predictability obtained by scanning over groups and representations and identifying cases with operators contributing to mass and mixing matrices that need little fine- tuning of prefactors. Fitting with quark and lepton masses run to the GUT scale and known mixing angles allows us to make predictions for the neutrino masses and hierarchy, the octant of the atmospheric mixing angle, leptonic CP violation, Majorana phases, and the effective mass observed in neutrinoless double beta decay.

  5. Toward electroweak scale cold dark matter with local dark gauge symmetry and beyond the DM EFT

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    Ko, Pyungwon

    2016-06-01

    In this talk, I describe a class of electroweak (EW) scale dark matter (DM) models where its stability or longevity are the results of underlying dark gauge symmetries: stable due to unbroken local dark gauge symmetry or topology, or long-lived due to the accidental global symmetry of dark gauge theories. Compared with the usual phenomenological dark matter models (including DM EFT or simplified DM models), DM models with local dark gauge symmetries include dark gauge bosons, dark Higgs bosons and sometimes excited dark matter. And dynamics among these fields are completely fixed by local gauge principle. The idea of singlet portals including the Higgs portal can thermalize these hidden sector dark matter very efficiently, so that these DM could be easily thermal DM. I also discuss the limitation of the usual DM effective field theory or simplified DM models without the full SM gauge symmetry, and emphasize the importance of the full SM gauge symmetry and renormalizability especially for collider searches for DM.

  6. Toward electroweak scale cold dark matter with local dark gauge symmetry and beyond the DM EFT

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    Ko, Pyungwon

    2016-06-21

    In this talk, I describe a class of electroweak (EW) scale dark matter (DM) models where its stability or longevity are the results of underlying dark gauge symmetries: stable due to unbroken local dark gauge symmetry or topology, or long-lived due to the accidental global symmetry of dark gauge theories. Compared with the usual phenomenological dark matter models (including DM EFT or simplified DM models), DM models with local dark gauge symmetries include dark gauge bosons, dark Higgs bosons and sometimes excited dark matter. And dynamics among these fields are completely fixed by local gauge principle. The idea of singlet portals including the Higgs portal can thermalize these hidden sector dark matter very efficiently, so that these DM could be easily thermal DM. I also discuss the limitation of the usual DM effective field theory or simplified DM models without the full SM gauge symmetry, and emphasize the importance of the full SM gauge symmetry and renormalizability especially for collider searches for DM.

  7. Projected Entangled Pair States with non-Abelian gauge symmetries: An SU(2) study

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    Zohar, Erez; Wahl, Thorsten B.; Burrello, Michele; Cirac, J. Ignacio

    2016-11-15

    Over the last years, Projected Entangled Pair States have demonstrated great power for the study of many body systems, as they naturally describe ground states of gapped many body Hamiltonians, and suggest a constructive way to encode and classify their symmetries. The PEPS study is not only limited to global symmetries, but has also been extended and applied for local symmetries, allowing to use them for the description of states in lattice gauge theories. In this paper we discuss PEPS with a local, SU(2) gauge symmetry, and demonstrate the use of PEPS features and techniques for the study of a simple family of many body states with a non-Abelian gauge symmetry. We present, in particular, the construction of fermionic PEPS able to describe both two-color fermionic matter and the degrees of freedom of an SU(2) gauge field with a suitable truncation.

  8. Gauge symmetries decrease the number of Dp-brane dimensions

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    Nikolic, B.; Sazdovic, B.

    2006-08-15

    It is known that the presence of the antisymmetric background field B{sub {mu}}{sub {nu}} leads to the noncommutativity of the Dp-brane manifold. The addition of the linear dilaton field in the form {phi}(x)={phi}{sub 0}+a{sub {mu}}x{sup {mu}} causes the appearance of the commutative Dp-brane coordinate x=a{sub {mu}}x{sup {mu}}. In the present article we show that for some particular choices of the background fields, a{sup 2}{identical_to}G{sup {mu}}{sup {nu}}a{sub {mu}}a{sub {nu}}=0 and a-tilde{sup 2}{identical_to}[(G-4BG{sup -1}B){sup -1}]{sup {mu}}{sup {nu}}a{sub {mu}}a{sub {nu}}=0, the local gauge symmetries appear in the theory. They turn some Neuman boundary conditions into the Dirichlet ones, and consequently decrease the number of the Dp-brane dimensions.

  9. Thermal Hall conductivity in the spin-triplet superconductor with broken time-reversal symmetry

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    Imai, Yoshiki; Wakabayashi, Katsunori; Sigrist, Manfred

    2017-01-01

    Motivated by the spin-triplet superconductor Sr2RuO4 , the thermal Hall conductivity is investigated for several pairing symmetries with broken time-reversal symmetry. In the chiral p -wave phase with a fully opened quasiparticle excitation gap, the temperature dependence of the thermal Hall conductivity has a temperature linear term associated with the topological property directly and an exponential term, which shows a drastic change around the Lifshitz transition. Examining f -wave states as alternative candidates with d =Δ0z ̂(kx2-ky2) (kx±i ky) and Δ0z ̂kxky(kx±i ky) with gapless quasiparticle excitations, we study the temperature dependence of the thermal Hall conductivity, where for the former state the thermal Hall conductivity has a quadratic dependence on temperature, originating from the linear dispersions, in addition to linear and exponential behavior. The obtained result may enable us to distinguish between the chiral p -wave and f -wave states in Sr2RuO4 .

  10. Bogoliubov Fermi Surfaces in Superconductors with Broken Time-Reversal Symmetry

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    Agterberg, D. F.; Brydon, P. M. R.; Timm, C.

    2017-03-01

    It is commonly believed that, in the absence of disorder or an external magnetic field, there are three possible types of superconducting excitation gaps: The gap is nodeless, it has point nodes, or it has line nodes. Here, we show that, for an even-parity nodal superconducting state which spontaneously breaks time-reversal symmetry, the low-energy excitation spectrum generally does not belong to any of these categories; instead, it has extended Bogoliubov Fermi surfaces. These Fermi surfaces can be visualized as two-dimensional surfaces generated by "inflating" point or line nodes into spheroids or tori, respectively. These inflated nodes are topologically protected from being gapped by a Z2 invariant, which we give in terms of a Pfaffian. We also show that superconducting states possessing these Fermi surfaces can be energetically stable. A crucial ingredient in our theory is that more than one band is involved in the pairing; since all candidate materials for even-parity superconductivity with broken time-reversal symmetry are multiband systems, we expect these Z2-protected Fermi surfaces to be ubiquitous.

  11. New Boundary-Driven Twist States in Systems with Broken Spatial Inversion Symmetry

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    Hals, Kjetil M. D.; Everschor-Sitte, Karin

    2017-09-01

    A full description of a magnetic sample includes a correct treatment of the boundary conditions (BCs). This is in particular important in thin film systems, where even bulk properties might be modified by the properties of the boundary of the sample. We study generic ferromagnets with broken spatial inversion symmetry and derive the general micromagnetic BCs of a system with Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI). We demonstrate that the BCs require the full tensorial structure of the third-rank DMI tensor and not just the antisymmetric part, which is usually taken into account. Specifically, we study systems with C∞ v symmetry and explore the consequences of the DMI. Interestingly, we find that the DMI already in the simplest case of a ferromagnetic thin film leads to a purely boundary-driven magnetic twist state at the edges of the sample. The twist state represents a new type of DMI-induced spin structure, which is completely independent of the internal DMI field. We estimate the size of the texture-induced magnetoresistance effect being in the range of that of domain walls.

  12. Modulation of Fano resonances in symmetry-broken gold-SiO2-gold nanotube dimers

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    Wu, DaJian; Yu, HaiQun; Jiang, ShuMin; Wu, XueWei; Liu, XiaoJun

    2014-06-01

    Fano resonances in the symmetry-broken gold-SiO2-gold (BGSG) nanotubes and the associated dimers have been investigated based on the finite element method. In the BGSG nanotube, the symmetry breaking induced the interactions of the inner gold core and outer gold nanoshell plasmons of all multipolar orders and hence the red-shifts of the plasmon resonance modes and the enhanced quadrupole mode peaks were observed. The interference of the quadrupole mode peak with the subradiant dipole mode caused a Fano-dip in the scattering spectrum. By increasing the core offset-value in the BGSG nanotube, the Fano dip with low energy showed a red-shift and became deeper. Unexpectedly the plasmon coupling between a GSG nanotube and a BGSG nanotube can lead to two strong Fano dips in the scattering spectra of the dimer. It was further noted that the thin side of the BGSG nanotube located at two sides of the dimer gap can lead to the strong near-field coupling between two BGSG nanotubes and hence a deeper and broader Fano dip.

  13. Broken symmetry states in bilayer graphene in electric and in-plane magnetic fields

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    Jia, Junji; Pyatkovskiy, P. K.; Gorbar, E. V.; Gusynin, V. P.

    2017-01-01

    Broken symmetry states in bilayer graphene in perpendicular electric E⊥ and in-plane magnetic B∥ fields are studied in the presence of the dynamically screened long-range Coulomb interaction and the symmetry-breaking contact four-fermion interactions. The integral gap equations are solved numerically, and it is shown that the momentum dependence of gaps is essential: It diminishes by an order of magnitude the gaps compared to the case of momentum-independent approximation, and the obtained gap magnitudes are found to agree well with existing experimental values. We derived a phase diagram of bilayer graphene at the neutrality point in the plane (B∥,E⊥) showing that the (canted) layer antiferromagnetic (LAF) state remains a stable ground state of the system at large B∥. On the other hand, while the LAF phase is realized at small values of E⊥, the quantum valley Hall (QVH) phase is the ground state of the system at values E⊥>Ec r(B∥) , where a critical value Ec r(B∥) increases with in-plane magnetic field B||.

  14. Criterion for stability of Goldstone modes and Fermi liquid behavior in a metal with broken symmetry

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    Watanabe, Haruki; Vishwanath, Ashvin

    2014-01-01

    There are few general physical principles that protect the low-energy excitations of a quantum phase. Of these, Goldstone’s theorem and Landau–Fermi liquid theory are the most relevant to solids. We investigate the stability of the resulting gapless excitations—Nambu–Goldstone bosons (NGBs) and Landau quasiparticles—when coupled to one another, which is of direct relevance to metals with a broken continuous symmetry. Typically, the coupling between NGBs and Landau quasiparticles vanishes at low energies, leaving the gapless modes unaffected. If, however, the low-energy coupling is nonvanishing, non-Fermi liquid behavior and overdamped bosons are expected. Here we prove a general criterion that specifies when the coupling is nonvanishing. It is satisfied by the case of a nematic Fermi fluid, consistent with earlier microscopic calculations. In addition, the criterion identifies a new kind of symmetry breaking—of magnetic translations—where nonvanishing couplings should arise, opening a previously unidentified route to realizing non-Fermi liquid phases. PMID:25349386

  15. Broken symmetry approach to density functional calculation of magnetic anisotropy or zero field splittings for multinuclear complexes with antiferromagnetic coupling.

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    van Wüllen, Christoph

    2009-10-29

    Antiferromagnetic coupling in multinuclear transition metal complexes usually leads to electronic ground states that cannot be described by a single Slater determinant and that are therefore difficult to describe by Kohn-Sham density functional methods. Density functional calculations in such cases are usually converged to broken symmetry solutions which break spin and, in many cases, also spatial symmetry. While a procedure exists to extract isotropic Heisenberg (exchange) coupling constants from such calculations, no such approach is yet established for the calculation of magnetic anisotropy energies or zero field splitting parameters. This work proposes such a procedure. The broken symmetry solutions are not only used to extract the exchange couplings but also single-ion D tensors which are then used to construct a (phenomenological) spin Hamiltonian, from which the magnetic anisotropy and the zero-field energy levels can be computed. The procedure is demonstrated for a bi- and a trinuclear Mn(III) model compound.

  16. Gauge symmetry enhancing-breaking from a Double Field Theory perspective

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    Aldazabal, G.; Andrés, E.; Mayo, Martín; Rosabal, J. A.

    2017-07-01

    Gauge symmetry enhancing, at specific points of the compactification space, is a distinguished feature of string theory. In this work we discuss the breaking of such symmetries with tools provided by Double Field Theory (DFT). As a main guiding example we discuss the bosonic string compactified on a circle where, at the self-dual radio the generic U(1) × U(1) gauge symmetry becomes enhanced to SU(2) × SU(2). We show that the enhancing-breaking of the gauge symmetry can be understood through a dependence of gauge structure constants (fluxes in DFT) on moduli. This dependence, in DFT description, is encoded in the generalized tangent frame of the double space. The explicit T-duality invariant formulation provided by DFT proves to be a helpful ingredient. The link with string theory results is discussed and generalizations to generic tori compactifications are addressed.

  17. A Fresh Twist on The Electron Microscope: Probing Broken Symmetries at a New Level

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    Idrobo, Juan Carlos

    The introduction of aberration-correction in scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) has allowed the realization of Richard Feynman's long sought dream, atom-by-atom structural and elemental identification of materials by simply looking ``at the thing.'' Until now, the goal of aberration-correction in STEM has been to produce the smallest possible electron probes, which essentially corresponds to a near constant phase across the probe. Phases increase the size of electron probes and result in images and spectra with a lower spatial resolution. In this talk, calculations will be presented showing that aberrations in lenses are intrinsic generators of angular momentum, and that phases introduced in atomic-size electron probes can actually be beneficial when studying the symmetry of materials. In particular, examples of mapping magnetic ordering of materials with atomic size electron probes will be shown. Magnetic dichroism is one of the new frontiers where aberration-correction STEM can have a significant impact, and reveal information that is physically out of reach in X-ray and neutron synchrotrons. Current and future limitations in the experiments and requirements to reveal the magnetic moment (orbital and spin), charge ordering, crystal field splitting, spin-orbit-coupling, optical dichroism, and other physical phenomena associated with broken symmetries will be discussed. This research was supported by the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), which is sponsored at Oak Ridge National Laboratory by the Scientific User Facilities Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy. Collaborators: J. Rusz, J. Spiegelberg, M.A. McGuire, C.T. Symons, R.R. Vatsavai, C. Cantoni and A.R. Lupini.

  18. Symmetry-broken local-density approximation for one-dimensional systems

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    Rogers, Fergus J. M.; Ball, Caleb J.; Loos, Pierre-François

    2016-06-01

    Within density-functional theory, the local-density approximation (LDA) correlation functional is typically built by fitting the difference between the near-exact and Hartree-Fock (HF) energies of the uniform electron gas (UEG), together with analytic perturbative results from the high- and low-density regimes. Near-exact energies are obtained by performing accurate diffusion Monte Carlo calculations, while HF energies are usually assumed to be the Fermi fluid HF energy. However, it has been known since the seminal work of A. W. Overhauser [Phys. Rev. Lett. 3, 414 (1959), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.3.414; Phys. Rev. 128, 1437 (1962), 10.1103/PhysRev.128.1437] that one can obtain lower, symmetry-broken (SB) HF energies at any density. Here, we have computed the SBHF energies of the one-dimensional UEG and constructed a SB version of the LDA (SBLDA) from the results. We compare the performance of the LDA and SBLDA functionals when applied to one-dimensional systems, including atoms and molecules. Generalization to higher dimensions is also discussed.

  19. Intra- and interregional coregulation of opioid genes: broken symmetry in spinal circuits.

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    Kononenko, Olga; Galatenko, Vladimir; Andersson, Malin; Bazov, Igor; Watanabe, Hiroyuki; Zhou, Xing Wu; Iatsyshyna, Anna; Mityakina, Irina; Yakovleva, Tatiana; Sarkisyan, Daniil; Ponomarev, Igor; Krishtal, Oleg; Marklund, Niklas; Tonevitsky, Alex; Adkins, DeAnna L; Bakalkin, Georgy

    2017-01-25

    Regulation of the formation and rewiring of neural circuits by neuropeptides may require coordinated production of these signaling molecules and their receptors that may be established at the transcriptional level. Here, we address this hypothesis by comparing absolute expression levels of opioid peptides with their receptors, the largest neuropeptide family, and by characterizing coexpression (transcriptionally coordinated) patterns of these genes. We demonstrated that expression patterns of opioid genes highly correlate within and across functionally and anatomically different areas. Opioid peptide genes, compared with their receptor genes, are transcribed at much greater absolute levels, which suggests formation of a neuropeptide cloud that covers the receptor-expressed circuits. Surprisingly, we found that both expression levels and the proportion of opioid receptors are strongly lateralized in the spinal cord, interregional coexpression patterns are side-specific, and intraregional coexpression profiles are affected differently by left- and right-side unilateral body injury. We propose that opioid genes are regulated as interconnected components of the same molecular system distributed between distinct anatomic regions. The striking feature of this system is its asymmetric coexpression patterns, which suggest side-specific regulation of selective neural circuits by opioid neurohormones.-Kononenko, O., Galatenko, V., Andersson, M., Bazov, I., Watanabe, H., Zhou, X. W., Iatsyshyna, A., Mityakina, I., Yakovleva, T., Sarkisyan, D., Ponomarev, I., Krishtal, O., Marklund, N., Tonevitsky, A., Adkins, D. L., Bakalkin, G. Intra- and interregional coregulation of opioid genes: broken symmetry in spinal circuits.

  20. Q kink of the nonlinear O(3) {sigma} model involving an explicitly broken symmetry

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    Loginov, A. Yu.

    2011-05-15

    The (1 + 1)-dimensional nonlinear O(3) {sigma} model involving an explicitly broken symmetry is considered. Sphalerons are known to exist in this model. These sphalerons are of a topological origin and are embedded kinks of the sine-Gordon model. In the case of a compact spatial manifold S{sup 1}, sine-Gordon multikinks exist in the model. It is shown that the model admits a nonstatic generalization of the sine-Gordon kink/multikink, Q kink/multikink. Explicit expressions are obtained for the dependence of the Q kink energy and charge on the phase frequency of rotation. The Q kink is studied for stability, and expressions are obtained for the eigenfunctions and eigenfrequencies of the operator of quadratic fluctuations. It is shown that the Q kink is unstable over the entire admissible frequency range {omega} Element-Of [-1, 1]. The one-loop quantum correction to the static-kink mass is calculated, and the Q-kink zero mode is quantized. It is shown that, in a general static case, the field equations of the model are integrable in quadratures.

  1. Broken Symmetry, Biundary Conditions, and Band Gap Oscillations in Finite Single-Wall Nanotubes

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    Jayanthi, C. S.; Liu, Lei; Wu, Shi-Yu; Guo, Hong

    2001-03-01

    The characteristic oscillations of the HOMO-LUMO gap as a function of length of finite single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) of general chirality (p,q), characterized by p=k+l, q=k-l, p-q=2l, l=0,1,ldots,k, and k=1,2,ldots, are investigated in detail using the extended Hückel molecular orbital method. These oscillations are correlated to the bond-charge oscillations of NTs of finite lengths. The maxima of the HOMO-LUMO gap oscillations are found to have a periodicity of 3a/2 for an armchair SWCNT and 3a cos(30^0-φ) for general chiral SWCNTs, where φ is the chiral angle and a is the lattice constant. For SWCNTs belonging to a given family k, the amplitudes of oscillations diminish from the armchair, to chiral, and to the zig-zag SWCNTs. These results can be understood based on the interplay between the broken symmetry and the boundary conditions in sustaining one of the possible double-bond patterns of the graphene sheet. Implications of our results in fabricating molecular-scale conductors or semiconductors will be discussed.

  2. Spin decontamination of broken-symmetry density functional theory calculations: deeper insight and new formulations.

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    Ferré, Nicolas; Guihéry, Nathalie; Malrieu, Jean-Paul

    2015-06-14

    This work re-examines the problem of the broken-symmetry Density-Functional Theory (DFT) solutions in diradical systems, in particular for the calculation of magnetic couplings. The Ms = 0 solution is not an eigenfunction of the S(2) spin operator and the evaluation of the singlet state energy requires a spin-decontamination. A popular approximation is provided by the so-called Yamaguchi formula, which operates using the expectation values of S(2) relative to both Ms = 1 and Ms =0 solutions. Referring to a previous decomposition of the magnetic coupling in terms of direct exchange, kinetic exchange and core polarization, it is shown that this expression will lead to unreliable values of the singlet-triplet energy gap when the spin polarization of the core orbitals becomes large. The here-proposed method of spin-decontamination is based on the Effective Hamiltonian Theory and uses the overlap between the two degenerate Ms = 0 solutions. An approximate and convenient formula, which uses the expectation values of S(2) of the Ms = 0 solutions before and after core polarization is proposed, which is free from the Yamaguchi's formula artefact, as illustrated on an organic diradical presenting a very high value of 〈S(2)〉 for the Ms = 0 solution, the antiferromagnetic coupling being due to the spin polarization mechanism.

  3. Absence of the fifth force problem in a model with spontaneously broken dilatation symmetry

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    Guendelman, E.I. Kaganovich, A.B.

    2008-04-15

    A scale invariant model containing dilaton {phi} and dust (as a model of matter) is studied where the shift symmetry {phi} {yields} {phi} + const. is spontaneously broken at the classical level due to intrinsic features of the model. The dilaton to matter coupling 'constant'f appears to be dependent of the matter density. In normal conditions, i.e. when the matter energy density is many orders of magnitude larger than the dilaton contribution to the dark energy density, f becomes less than the ratio of the 'mass of the vacuum' in the volume occupied by the matter to the Planck mass. The model yields this kind of 'Archimedes law' without any especial (intended for this) choice of the underlying action and without fine tuning of the parameters. The model not only explains why all attempts to discover a scalar force correction to Newtonian gravity were unsuccessful so far but also predicts that in the near future there is no chance to detect such corrections in the astronomical measurements as well as in the specially designed fifth force experiments on intermediate, short (like millimeter) and even ultrashort (a few nanometer) ranges. This prediction is alternative to predictions of other known models.

  4. Duality and Other Exotic Gauge Dynamics in Software Broken Supersymmetric QCD

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    Peskin, Michael E

    2003-06-11

    We analyze the theory of softly broken supersymmetric QCD. Exotic behavior like spontaneously broken baryon number, massless composite fermions and Seiberg's duality seems to persist also in the presence of (small) soft supersymmetry breaking. We argue that certain, specially tailored, lattice simulations may be able to detect the novel phenomena. Most of the exotic behavior does not survive the decoupling limit of large SUSY breaking parameters.

  5. BCJ relations from a new symmetry of gauge-theory amplitudes

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    Brown, Robert W.; Naculich, Stephen G.

    2016-10-01

    We introduce a new set of symmetries obeyed by tree-level gauge-theory amplitudes involving at least one gluon. The symmetry acts as a momentum-dependent shift on the color factors of the amplitude. Using the radiation vertex expansion, we prove the invariance under this color-factor shift of the n-gluon amplitude, as well as amplitudes involving massless or massive particles in an arbitrary representation of the gauge group with spin zero, one-half, or one. The Bern-Carrasco-Johansson relations are a direct consequence of this symmetry.

  6. Gauge symmetry and Virasoro algebra in quantum charged rigid membrane: A first order formalism

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    Paul, Biswajit

    2013-02-01

    The quantum charged rigid membrane model, which is a higher derivative theory, has been considered to explore its gauge symmetries using a recently developed first order formalism [R. Banerjee , J. High Energy Phys. 08 (2011) 085JHEPFG1029-8479]. Hamiltonian analysis has been performed and the gauge symmetry of the model is identified as reparametrization symmetry. First class constraints are shown to have a truncated Virasoro algebraic structure. An exact correspondence between the higher derivative theory and the first order formalism has been shown from the point of view of equations of motion.

  7. Gauging the twisted Poincare symmetry as a noncommutative theory of gravitation

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    Chaichian, M.; Tureanu, A.; Oksanen, M.; Zet, G.

    2009-02-15

    Einstein's theory of general relativity was formulated as a gauge theory of Lorentz symmetry by Utiyama in 1956, while the Einstein-Cartan gravitational theory was formulated by Kibble in 1961 as the gauge theory of Poincare transformations. In this framework, we propose a formulation of the gravitational theory on canonical noncommutative space-time by covariantly gauging the twisted Poincare symmetry, in order to fulfil the requirement of covariance under the general coordinate transformations, an essential ingredient of the theory of general relativity. It appears that the twisted Poincare symmetry cannot be gauged by generalizing the Abelian twist to a covariant non-Abelian twist, nor by introducing a more general covariant twist element. The advantages of such a formulation as well as the related problems are discussed and possible ways out are outlined.

  8. Thermoelectric energy converters under a trade-off figure of merit with broken time-reversal symmetry

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    Iyyappan, I.; Ponmurugan, M.

    2017-09-01

    We study the performance of a three-terminal thermoelectric device such as heat engine and refrigerator with broken time-reversal symmetry by applying the unified trade-off figure of merit (\\dotΩ criterion) which accounts for both useful energy and losses. For the heat engine, we find that a thermoelectric device working under the maximum \\dotΩ criterion gives a significantly better performance than a device working at maximum power output. Within the framework of linear irreversible thermodynamics such a direct comparison is not possible for refrigerators, however, our study indicates that, for refrigerator, the maximum cooling load gives a better performance than the maximum \\dotΩ criterion for a larger asymmetry. Our results can be useful to choose a suitable optimization criterion for operating a real thermoelectric device with broken time-reversal symmetry.

  9. Kagome Chiral Spin Liquid as a Gauged U (1 ) Symmetry Protected Topological Phase

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    He, Yin-Chen; Bhattacharjee, Subhro; Pollmann, Frank; Moessner, R.

    2015-12-01

    While the existence of a chiral spin liquid (CSL) on a class of spin-1 /2 kagome antiferromagnets is by now well established numerically, a controlled theoretical path from the lattice model leading to a low-energy topological field theory is still lacking. This we provide via an explicit construction starting from reformulating a microscopic model for a CSL as a lattice gauge theory and deriving the low-energy form of its continuum limit. A crucial ingredient is the realization that the bosonic spinons of the gauge theory exhibit a U (1 ) symmetry protected topological (SPT) phase, which upon promoting its U (1 ) global symmetry to a local gauge structure ("gauging"), yields the CSL. We suggest that such an explicit lattice-based construction involving gauging of a SPT phase can be applied more generally to understand topological spin liquids.

  10. Kagome Chiral Spin Liquid as a Gauged U(1) Symmetry Protected Topological Phase.

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    He, Yin-Chen; Bhattacharjee, Subhro; Pollmann, Frank; Moessner, R

    2015-12-31

    While the existence of a chiral spin liquid (CSL) on a class of spin-1/2 kagome antiferromagnets is by now well established numerically, a controlled theoretical path from the lattice model leading to a low-energy topological field theory is still lacking. This we provide via an explicit construction starting from reformulating a microscopic model for a CSL as a lattice gauge theory and deriving the low-energy form of its continuum limit. A crucial ingredient is the realization that the bosonic spinons of the gauge theory exhibit a U(1) symmetry protected topological (SPT) phase, which upon promoting its U(1) global symmetry to a local gauge structure ("gauging"), yields the CSL. We suggest that such an explicit lattice-based construction involving gauging of a SPT phase can be applied more generally to understand topological spin liquids.

  11. Quasi-Unit-Cell Model for an Al-Ni-Co Ideal Quasicrystal based on Clusters with Broken Tenfold Symmetry

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    Abe, Eiji; Saitoh, Koh; Takakura, H.; Tsai, A. P.; Steinhardt, P. J.; Jeong, H.-C.

    2000-05-15

    We present new evidence supporting the quasi-unit-cell description of the Al{sub 72}Ni {sub 20}Co{sub 8} decagonal quasicrystal which shows that the solid is composed of repeating, overlapping decagonal cluster columns with broken tenfold symmetry. We propose an atomic model which gives a significantly improved fit to electron microscopy experiments compared to a previous proposal by us and to alternative proposals with tenfold symmetric clusters. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

  12. Artificial permeability and antibonding magnetic resonance in a copper-structured metamaterial with symmetry-broken ring-plate resonators.

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    Wang, Y K; Dong, Z G; Zhai, Y

    2012-08-01

    We numerically investigate the antibonding magnetic resonance in a metamaterial composed of rings and plates, with a particular attention to the influence of broken structural symmetry on the Fano-type transmission spectrum as well as the resonant artificial permeability. From the simulation results, it is obvious that the antibonding magnetic resonance with strong magnetic-dipole coupling is responsible for the Fano-type profile, since an increase of the structural asymmetry extent to reduce the magnetic field confinement in one of the gaps will form, in contrary, a Lorentzian resonance dip. The dual excitation pathways, i.e., electric and magnetic resonances, at destructive interference are the underlying reason of the Fano-type transmission response. Additionally, the structural-asymmetry dependence of the artificial permeability shows that the broken symmetry can strongly modify the effective permeability due to the altering magnetic-dipole interactions. It is found that an anti-resonant curve of permeability versus frequency will be resulted in if significant symmetry-broken structure is introduced.

  13. Mermin-Wagner theorem, flexural modes, and degraded carrier mobility in two-dimensional crystals with broken horizontal mirror symmetry

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    Fischetti, Massimo V.; Vandenberghe, William G.

    2016-04-01

    We show that the electron mobility in ideal, free-standing two-dimensional "buckled" crystals with broken horizontal mirror (σh) symmetry and Dirac-like dispersion (such as silicene and germanene) is dramatically affected by scattering with the acoustic flexural modes (ZA phonons). This is caused both by the broken σh symmetry and by the diverging number of long-wavelength ZA phonons, consistent with the Mermin-Wagner theorem. Non-σh-symmetric, "gapped" 2D crystals (such as semiconducting transition-metal dichalcogenides with a tetragonal crystal structure) are affected less severely by the broken σh symmetry, but equally seriously by the large population of the acoustic flexural modes. We speculate that reasonable long-wavelength cutoffs needed to stabilize the structure (finite sample size, grain size, wrinkles, defects) or the anharmonic coupling between flexural and in-plane acoustic modes (shown to be effective in mirror-symmetric crystals, like free-standing graphene) may not be sufficient to raise the electron mobility to satisfactory values. Additional effects (such as clamping and phonon stiffening by the substrate and/or gate insulator) may be required.

  14. Discrete gauge symmetries by Higgsing in four-dimensional F-theory compactifications

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    Mayrhofer, Christoph; Palti, Eran; Till, Oskar; Weigand, Timo

    2014-12-01

    We study F-theory compactifications to four dimensions that exhibit discrete gauge symmetries. Geometrically these arise by deforming elliptic fibrations with two sections to a genus-one fibration with a bi-section. From a four-dimensional field theory perspective they are remnant symmetries from a Higgsed U(1) gauge symmetry. We implement such symmetries in the presence of an additional SU(5) symmetry and associated matter fields, giving a geometric prescription for calculating the induced discrete charge for the matter curves and showing the absence of Yukawa couplings that are forbidden by this charge. We present a detailed map between the field theory and the geometry, including an identification of the Higgs field and the massless states before and after the Higgsing. Finally we show that the Higgsing of the U(1) induces a G-flux which precisely accounts for the change in the Calabi-Yau Euler number so as to leave the D3 tadpole invariant.

  15. A short review on Noether’s theorems, gauge symmetries and boundary terms

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    Bañados, Max; Reyes, Ignacio

    2016-06-01

    This review is dedicated to some modern applications of the remarkable paper written in 1918 by E. Noether. On a single paper, Noether discovered the crucial relation between symmetries and conserved charges as well as the impact of gauge symmetries on the equations of motion. Almost a century has gone since the publication of this work and its applications have permeated modern physics. Our focus will be on some examples that have appeared recently in the literature. This review aims at students, not researchers. The main three topics discussed are (i) global symmetries and conserved charges (ii) local symmetries and gauge structure of a theory (iii) boundary conditions and algebra of asymptotic symmetries. All three topics are discussed through examples.

  16. Weakly Isolated horizons: first order actions and gauge symmetries

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    Corichi, Alejandro; Reyes, Juan D.; Vukašinac, Tatjana

    2017-04-01

    The notion of Isolated Horizons has played an important role in gravitational physics, being useful from the characterization of the endpoint of black hole mergers to (quantum) black hole entropy. With an eye towards a canonical formulation we consider general relativity in terms of connection and vierbein variables and their corresponding first order actions. We focus on two main issues: (i) The role of the internal gauge freedom that exists, in the consistent formulations of the action principle, and (ii) the role that a 3  +  1 canonical decomposition has in the allowed internal gauge freedom. More concretely, we clarify in detail how the requirement of having well posed variational principles compatible with general weakly isolated horizons (WIHs) as internal boundaries does lead to a partial gauge fixing in the first order descriptions used previously in the literature. We consider the standard Hilbert–Palatini action together with the Holst extension (needed for a consistent 3  +  1 decomposition), with and without boundary terms at the horizon. We show in detail that, for the complete configuration space—with no gauge fixing—, while the Palatini action is differentiable without additional surface terms at the inner WIH boundary, the more general Holst action is not. The introduction of a surface term at the horizon—that renders the action for asymptotically flat configurations differentiable—does make the Holst action differentiable, but only if one restricts the configuration space and partially reduces the internal Lorentz gauge. For the second issue at hand, we show that upon performing a 3  +  1 decomposition and imposing the time gauge, there is a further gauge reduction of the Hamiltonian theory in terms of Ashtekar–Barbero variables to a U(1)-gauge theory on the horizon. We also extend our analysis to the more restricted boundary conditions of (strongly) isolated horizons as inner boundary. We show that even when

  17. Model-Independent Analysis of Tri-bimaximal Mixing: A Softly-Broken Hidden or an Accidental Symmetry?

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    Albright, Carl H.; Rodejohann, Werner; /Heidelberg, Max Planck Inst.

    2008-04-01

    To address the issue of whether tri-bimaximal mixing (TBM) is a softly-broken hidden or an accidental symmetry, we adopt a model-independent analysis in which we perturb a neutrino mass matrix leading to TBM in the most general way but leave the three texture zeros of the diagonal charged lepton mass matrix unperturbed. We compare predictions for the perturbed neutrino TBM parameters with those obtained from typical SO(10) grand unified theories with a variety of flavor symmetries. Whereas SO(10) GUTs almost always predict a normal mass hierarchy for the light neutrinos, TBM has a priori no preference for neutrino masses. We find, in particular for the latter, that the value of |U{sub e3}| is very sensitive to the neutrino mass scale and ordering. Observation of |U{sub e3}|{sup 2} > 0.001 to 0.01 within the next few years would be incompatible with softly-broken TBM and a normal mass hierarchy and would suggest that the apparent TBM symmetry is an accidental symmetry instead. No such conclusions can be drawn for the inverted and quasi-degenerate hierarchy spectra.

  18. Predicting the singlet vector channel in a partially broken gauge-Higgs theory

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    Maas, A.; Törek, P.

    2017-01-01

    We study a toy version of a grand-unified theory on the lattice: An S U (3 ) gauge theory, which experiences a Brout-Englert-Higgs effect due to a single Higgs field in the fundamental representation. This yields a perturbative breaking pattern S U (3 )→S U (2 ). We investigate the singlet vector channel, finding a nondegenerate and massive ground state. This is in contradistinction to the perturbative prediction of three massless and five massive vector states, even though the correlation functions of the gauge bosons exhibit a weak-coupling behavior, being almost tree-level-like. However, a combination of perturbation theory with the Fröhlich-Morchio-Strocchi mechanism, and thus passing to gauge-invariant perturbation theory, allows one to predict the physical spectrum in this channel.

  19. Breaking an Abelian gauge symmetry near a black hole horizon

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    Gubser, Steven S.

    2008-09-15

    I argue that coupling the Abelian Higgs model to gravity plus a negative cosmological constant leads to black holes which spontaneously break the gauge invariance via a charged scalar condensate slightly outside their horizon. This suggests that black holes can superconduct.

  20. Phenomenological Lagrangians, gauge models and branes

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    Zheltukhin, A. A.

    2017-03-01

    Phenomenological Lagrangians for physical systems with spontaneously broken symmetries are reformulated in terms of gauge field theory. Description of the Dirac p-branes in terms of the Yang-Mills- Cartan gauge multiplets interacting with gravity, is proved to be equivalent to their description as a closed dynamical system with the symmetry ISO(1, D - 1) spontaneously broken to ISO(1, p) × SO( D - p - 1).

  1. Majorana dark matter with B+L gauge symmetry

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    Chao, Wei; Guo, Huai-Ke; Zhang, Yongchao

    2017-04-01

    We present a new model that extends the Standard Model (SM) with the local B + L symmetry, and point out that the lightest new fermion ζ, introduced to cancel anomalies and stabilized automatically by the B + L symmetry, can serve as the cold dark matter candidate. We study constraints on the model from Higgs measurements, electroweak precision measurements as well as the relic density and direct detections of the dark matter. Numerical results reveal that the pseudo-vector coupling of ζ with Z and the Yukawa coupling with the SM Higgs are highly constrained by the latest results of LUX, while there are viable parameter space that could satisfy all the constraints and give testable predictions.

  2. Majorana dark matter with B+L gauge symmetry

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    Chao, Wei; Guo, Huai-Ke; Zhang, Yongchao

    2017-04-07

    Here, we present a new model that extends the Standard Model (SM) with the local B + L symmetry, and point out that the lightest new fermion, introduced to cancel anomalies and stabilized automatically by the B + L symmetry, can serve as the cold dark matter candidate. We also study constraints on the model from Higgs measurements, electroweak precision measurements as well as the relic density and direct detections of the dark matter. Our numerical results reveal that the pseudo-vector coupling of with Z and the Yukawa coupling with the SM Higgs are highly constrained by the latest resultsmore » of LUX, while there are viable parameter space that could satisfy all the constraints and give testable predictions.« less

  3. Local symmetries in gauge theories in a finite-dimensional setting

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    Forger, Michael; Soares, Bruno Learth

    2012-09-01

    It is shown that the correct mathematical implementation of symmetry in the geometric formulation of classical field theory leads naturally beyond the concept of Lie groups and their actions on manifolds, out into the realm of Lie group bundles and, more generally, of Lie groupoids and their actions on fiber bundles. This applies not only to local symmetries, which lie at the heart of gauge theories, but is already true even for global symmetries when one allows for fields that are sections of bundles with (possibly) non-trivial topology or, even when these are topologically trivial, in the absence of a preferred trivialization.

  4. Polar Kerr Effect Measurements of YBa_2Cu_3O_6+x: Evidence for Broken Symmetry Near the Pseudogap Temperature

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    Xia, Jing

    2011-08-24

    Polar Kerr effect in the high-Tc superconductor YBa{sub 2}Cu{sub 3}O{sub 6+x} was measured at zero magnetic field with high precision using a cyogenic Sagnac fiber interferometer. We observed non-zero Kerr rotations of order {approx} 1 {micro}rad appearing near the pseudogap temperature T*, and marking what appears to be a true phase transition. Anomalous magnetic behavior in magnetic-field training of the effect suggests that time reversal symmetry is already broken above room temperature.

  5. Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson approach to critical phenomena in the presence of gauge symmetries

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    Pelissetto, Andrea; Tripodo, Antonio; Vicari, Ettore

    2017-08-01

    We critically reconsider the Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson (LGW) approach to critical phenomena in the presence of gauge symmetries. In the LGW framework, to obtain the universal features of a continuous transition, one identifies the order parameter Φ and considers the corresponding most general Φ4 field theory that has the same symmetries as the original model. In the presence of gauge symmetries, one usually considers a gauge-invariant order parameter and a LGW field theory that is invariant under the global symmetries of the original model. We show that this approach, in which the gauge dynamics is effectively integrated out, may sometimes lead to erroneous conclusions on the nature of the critical behavior. As an explicit example, we show that the above-described LGW approach generally fails for the three-dimensional ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic CPN -1 models, which are invariant under global U (N ) and local U(1) transformations. We point out possible implications for the finite-temperature chiral transition of nuclear matter.

  6. New hidden beauty molecules predicted by the local hidden gauge approach and heavy quark spin symmetry

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    Xiao, C. W.; Ozpineci, A.; Oset, E.

    2015-10-01

    Using a coupled channel unitary approach, combining the heavy quark spin symmetry and the dynamics of the local hidden gauge, we investigate the meson-meson interaction with hidden beauty. We obtain several new states of isospin I = 0: six bound states, and weakly bound six more possible states which depend on the influence of the coupled channel effects.

  7. Dual-BRST symmetry: 6D Abelian 3-form gauge theory

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    Kumar, R.; Krishna, S.; Shukla, A.; Malik, R. P.

    2012-04-01

    Within the framework of the Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) formalism, we demonstrate the existence of the novel off-shell nilpotent (anti-)dual-BRST symmetries in the context of a six (5+1)-dimensional (6D) free Abelian 3-form gauge theory. Under these local and continuous symmetry transformations, the total gauge-fixing term of the Lagrangian density remains invariant. This observation should be contrasted with the off-shell nilpotent (anti-)BRST symmetry transformations, under which, the total kinetic term of the theory remains invariant. The anticommutator of the above nilpotent (anti-)BRST and (anti-)dual-BRST transformations leads to the derivation of a bosonic symmetry in the theory. There exists a discrete symmetry transformation in the theory which provides a thread of connection between the nilpotent (anti-)BRST and (anti-)dual-BRST transformations. This theory is endowed with a ghost-scale symmetry, too. We discuss the algebra of these symmetry transformations and show that the structure of the algebra is reminiscent of the algebra of de Rham cohomological operators of differential geometry.

  8. Matrix product operators for symmetry-protected topological phases: Gauging and edge theories

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    Williamson, Dominic J.; Bultinck, Nick; Mariën, Michael; Şahinoǧlu, Mehmet B.; Haegeman, Jutho; Verstraete, Frank

    2016-11-01

    Projected entangled pair states (PEPS) provide a natural ansatz for the ground states of gapped, local Hamiltonians in which global characteristics of a quantum state are encoded in properties of local tensors. We develop a framework to describe onsite symmetries, as occurring in systems exhibiting symmetry-protected topological (SPT) quantum order, in terms of virtual symmetries of the local tensors expressed as a set of matrix product operators (MPOs) labeled by distinct group elements. These MPOs describe the possibly anomalous symmetry of the edge theory, whose local degrees of freedom are concretely identified in a PEPS. A classification of SPT phases is obtained by studying the obstructions to continuously deforming one set of MPOs into another, recovering the results derived for fixed-point models [Chen et al., Phys. Rev. B 87, 155114 (2013), 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.155114]. Our formalism accommodates perturbations away from fixed-point models, opening the possibility of studying phase transitions between different SPT phases. We also demonstrate that applying the recently developed quantum state gauging procedure to a SPT PEPS yields a PEPS with topological order determined by the initial symmetry MPOs. The MPO framework thus unifies the different approaches to classifying SPT phases, via fixed-point models, boundary anomalies, or gauging the symmetry, into the single problem of classifying inequivalent sets of matrix product operator symmetries that are defined purely in terms of a PEPS.

  9. Quantum groups as generalized gauge symmetries in WZNW models. Part I. The classical model

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    Hadjiivanov, L.; Furlan, P.

    2017-07-01

    Wess-Zumino-Novikov-Witten (WZNW) models over compact Lie groups G constitute the best studied class of (two dimensional, 2 D) rational conformal field theories (RCFTs). A WZNW chiral state space is a finite direct sum of integrable representations of the corresponding affine (current) algebra, and the correlation functions of primary fields are monodromy invariant combinations of left times right sector conformal blocks solving the Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equation. However, even in this very well understood case of 2 D RCFT, the "internal" (gauge) symmetry that governs the ensuing fusion rules remains unclear. On the other hand, the canonical approach to the classical chiral WZNW theory developed by Faddeev, Alekseev, Shatashvili, Gawedzki and Falceto reveals its Poisson-Lie symmetry. After a covariant quantization, the latter gives rise to an associated quantum group symmetry which naturally requires an extension of the state space. This paper contains a review of earlier work on the subject with a special emphasis, in the case G = SU( n), on the emerging chiral "WZNW zero modes" which provide an adequate algebraic description of the internal symmetry structure of the model. Combining further left and right zero modes, one obtains a specific dynamical quantum group, the structure of its Fock representation resembling the axiomatic approach to gauge theories in which a "restricted" quantum group plays the role of a generalized gauge symmetry.

  10. Classification of static plane symmetric spacetime via Noether gauge symmetries

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    Jhangeer, Adil; Iftikhar, Nazish; Naz, Tayyaba

    2016-07-01

    In this paper, general static plane symmetric spacetime is classified with respect to Noether operators. For this purpose, Noether theorem is used which yields a set of linear partial differential equations (PDEs) with unknown radial functions A(r), B(r) and F(r). Further, these PDEs are solved by taking different possibilities of radial functions. In the first case, all radial functions are considered same, while two functions are taken proportional to each other in second case, which further discussed by taking four different relationships between A(r), B(r) and F(r). For all cases, different forms of unknown functions of radial factor r are reported for nontrivial Noether operators with non-zero gauge term. At the end, a list of conserved quantities for each Noether operator Tables 1-4 is presented.

  11. Cost of seven-brane gauge symmetry in a quadrillion F-theory compactifications

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    Halverson, James; Tian, Jiahua

    2017-01-01

    We study seven-branes in O (1 015) four-dimensional F-theory compactifications where seven-brane moduli must be tuned in order to achieve non-Abelian gauge symmetry. The associated compact spaces B are the set of all smooth weak Fano toric threefolds. By a study of fine-star-regular triangulations of three-dimensional reflexive polytopes, the number of such spaces is estimated to be 5.8 ×1 014≲Nbases≲1.8 ×1 017 . Typically hundreds or thousands of moduli must be tuned to achieve symmetry for h11(B )<10 , but the average number drops sharply into the range O (25 )- O (200 ) as h11(B ) increases. For some low-rank groups, such as S U (2 ) and S U (3 ), there exist examples where only a few moduli must be tuned in order to achieve seven-brane gauge symmetry.

  12. Universality of spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in gauge theories

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    Gies, Holger; Wetterich, Christof

    2004-01-01

    We investigate one-flavor QCD with an additional chiral scalar field. For a large domain in the space of coupling constants, this model belongs to the same universality class as QCD, and the effects of the scalar become unobservable. This is connected to a “bound-state fixed point” of the renormalization flow for which all memory of the microscopic scalar interactions is lost. The QCD domain includes a microscopic scalar potential with minima at a nonzero field. On the other hand, for a scalar mass term m2 below a critical value m2c, the universality class is characterized by perturbative spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking which renders the quarks massive. Our renormalization group analysis shows how this universality class is continuously connected with the QCD universality class.

  13. Geometries of low spin states of multi-centre transition metal complexes through extended broken symmetry variational Monte Carlo

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    Barborini, Matteo; Guidoni, Leonardo

    2016-09-01

    The correct description of the ground state electronic and geometrical properties of multi-centre transition metal complexes necessitates of a high-level description of both dynamical and static correlation effects. In di-metallic complexes, the ground state low spin properties can be computed starting from single-determinants High-Spin (HS) and Broken Symmetry (BS) states by reconstructing an approximated low spin potential energy surface through the extended broken symmetry approach, based on the Heisenberg Hamiltonian. In the present work, we first apply this approach within the variational Monte Carlo method to tackle the geometry optimization of a Fe2S2(SH)42- model complex. To describe the HS and BS wavefunctions, we use a fully optimized unrestricted single determinant with a correlated Jastrow factor able to recover a large amount of dynamical correlation. We compared our results with those obtained by density functional theory and other multiconfigurational approaches, discussing the role of the nodal surface on the structural parameters.

  14. Self-organized criticality as Witten-type topological field theory with spontaneously broken Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin symmetry

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    Ovchinnikov, Igor V.

    2011-05-15

    Here, a scenario is proposed, according to which a generic self-organized critical (SOC) system can be looked upon as a Witten-type topological field theory (W-TFT) with spontaneously broken Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) symmetry. One of the conditions for the SOC is the slow driving noise, which unambiguously suggests Stratonovich interpretation of the corresponding stochastic differential equation (SDE). This, in turn, necessitates the use of Parisi-Sourlas-Wu stochastic quantization procedure, which straightforwardly leads to a model with BRST-exact action, i.e., to a W-TFT. In the parameter space of the SDE, there must exist full-dimensional regions where the BRST symmetry is spontaneously broken by instantons, which in the context of SOC are essentially avalanches. In these regions, the avalanche-type SOC dynamics is liberated from overwise a rightful dynamics-less W-TFT, and a Goldstone mode of Fadeev-Popov ghosts exists. Goldstinos represent moduli of instantons (avalanches) and being gapless are responsible for the critical avalanche distribution in the low-energy, long-wavelength limit. The above arguments are robust against moderate variations of the SDE's parameters and the criticality is 'self-tuned'. The proposition of this paper suggests that the machinery of W-TFTs may find its applications in many different areas of modern science studying various physical realizations of SOC. It also suggests that there may in principle exist a connection between some SOC's and the concept of topological quantum computing.

  15. Geometries of low spin states of multi-centre transition metal complexes through extended broken symmetry variational Monte Carlo.

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    Barborini, Matteo; Guidoni, Leonardo

    2016-09-28

    The correct description of the ground state electronic and geometrical properties of multi-centre transition metal complexes necessitates of a high-level description of both dynamical and static correlation effects. In di-metallic complexes, the ground state low spin properties can be computed starting from single-determinants High-Spin (HS) and Broken Symmetry (BS) states by reconstructing an approximated low spin potential energy surface through the extended broken symmetry approach, based on the Heisenberg Hamiltonian. In the present work, we first apply this approach within the variational Monte Carlo method to tackle the geometry optimization of a Fe2S2(SH)4(2-) model complex. To describe the HS and BS wavefunctions, we use a fully optimized unrestricted single determinant with a correlated Jastrow factor able to recover a large amount of dynamical correlation. We compared our results with those obtained by density functional theory and other multiconfigurational approaches, discussing the role of the nodal surface on the structural parameters.

  16. Weyl gauge-vector and complex dilaton scalar for conformal symmetry and its breaking

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    Ohanian, Hans C.

    2016-03-01

    Instead of the scalar "dilaton" field that is usually adopted to construct conformally invariant Lagrangians for gravitation, we here propose a hybrid construction, involving both a complex dilaton scalar and a Weyl gauge-vector, in accord with Weyl's original concept of a non-Riemannian conformal geometry with a transport law for length and time intervals, for which this gauge vector is required. Such a hybrid construction permits us to avoid the wrong sign of the dilaton kinetic term (the ghost problem) that afflicts the usual construction. The introduction of a Weyl gauge-vector and its interaction with the dilaton also has the collateral benefit of providing an explicit mechanism for spontaneous breaking of the conformal symmetry, whereby the dilaton and the Weyl gauge-vector acquire masses somewhat smaller than {m}_{P} by the Coleman-Weinberg mechanism. Conformal symmetry breaking is assumed to precede inflation, which occurs later by a separate GUT or electroweak symmetry breaking, as in inflationary models based on the Higgs boson.

  17. Novel symmetries in Weyl-invariant gravity with massive gauge field

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    Abhinav, K.; Shukla, A.; Panigrahi, P. K.

    2016-11-01

    The background field method is used to linearize the Weyl-invariant scalar-tensor gravity, coupled with a Stückelberg field. For a generic background metric, this action is found not to be invariant, under both a diffeomorphism and generalized Weyl symmetry, the latter being a combination of gauge and Weyl transformations. Interestingly, the quadratic Lagrangian, emerging from a background of Minkowski metric, respects both transformations independently. The Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin symmetry of scalar-tensor gravity coupled with a Stückelberg-like massive gauge particle, possessing a diffeomorphism and generalized Weyl symmetry, reveals that in both cases negative-norm states with unphysical degrees of freedom do exist. We then show that, by combining diffeomorphism and generalized Weyl symmetries, all the ghost states decouple, thereby removing the unphysical redundancies of the theory. During this process, the scalar field does not represent any dynamic mode, yet modifies the usual harmonic gauge condition through non-minimal coupling with gravity.

  18. BPS states in type IIB SUGRA with SO(4) × SO(2)gauged symmetry

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    Donos, Aristomenis

    2007-05-01

    We present an extension of our construction (hep-th/0606199) exhibiting SO(4) × SO(2) symmetry. We extend the previously presented ansatz by introducing a U(1) gauge field. The presence of the gauge field allows for more general values of the Killing spinor U(1) charge. One more time we identify a four dimensional Kahler structure and a Monge-Ampere type of equation parametrized by the U(1) Killing spinor charge. In addition we identify 2 scalars that parametrize the supersymmetric solutions, one of which is the Kahler potential.

  19. Enhanced symmetries of gauge theory and resolving the spectrum of local operators

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    Kimura, Yusuke; Ramgoolam, Sanjaye

    2008-12-01

    Enhanced global non-Abelian symmetries at zero coupling in Yang Mills theory play an important role in diagonalizing the two-point functions of multimatrix operators. Generalized Casimirs constructed from the iterated commutator action of these enhanced symmetries resolve all the multiplicity labels of the bases of matrix operators which diagonalize the two-point function. For the case of U(N) gauge theory with a single complex matrix in the adjoint of the gauge group we have a U(N)×4 global symmetry of the scaling operator at zero coupling. Different choices of commuting sets of Casimirs, for the case of a complex matrix, lead to the restricted Schur basis previously studied in connection with string excitations of giant gravitons and the Brauer basis studied in connection with brane-antibrane systems. More generally these remarks can be extended to the diagonalization for any global symmetry group G. Schur-Weyl duality plays a central role in connecting the enhanced symmetries and the diagonal bases.

  20. Detection and characterization of symmetry-broken long-range orders in the spin-1/2 triangular Heisenberg model

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    Saadatmand, S. N.; McCulloch, I. P.

    2017-08-01

    We present new numerical tools to analyze symmetry-broken phases in the context of SU (2 ) -symmetric translation-invariant matrix product states (MPS) and density-matrix renormalization-group (DMRG) methods for infinite cylinders, and determine the phase diagram of the geometrically frustrated triangular Heisenberg model with nearest- and next-nearest-neighbor (NN and NNN) interactions. The appearance of Nambu-Goldstone modes in the excitation spectrum is characterized by "tower of states" levels in the momentum-resolved entanglement spectrum. Symmetry-breaking phase transitions are detected by a combination of the correlation lengths and second and fourth cumulants of the magnetic order parameters (which we call the Binder ratio), even though symmetry implies that the order parameter itself is strictly zero. Using this approach, we have identified a 120∘ order, a columnar order, and an algebraic spin liquid (specific to width-6 systems), alongside the previously studied topological spin liquid phase. For the latter, we also demonstrate robustness against chiral perturbations.

  1. A global inversion-symmetry-broken phase inside the pseudogap region of YBa2Cu3Oy

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    Zhao, L.; Belvin, C. A.; Liang, R.; Bonn, D. A.; Hardy, W. N.; Armitage, N. P.; Hsieh, D.

    2017-03-01

    The phase diagram of cuprate high-temperature superconductors features an enigmatic pseudogap region that is characterized by a partial suppression of low-energy electronic excitations. Polarized neutron diffraction, Nernst effect, terahertz polarimetry and ultrasound measurements on YBa2Cu3Oy suggest that the pseudogap onset below a temperature T* coincides with a bona fide thermodynamic phase transition that breaks time-reversal, four-fold rotation and mirror symmetries respectively. However, the full point group above and below T* has not been resolved and the fate of this transition as T* approaches the superconducting critical temperature Tc is poorly understood. Here we reveal the point group of YBa2Cu3Oy inside its pseudogap and neighbouring regions using high-sensitivity linear and second-harmonic optical anisotropy measurements. We show that spatial inversion and two-fold rotational symmetries are broken below T* while mirror symmetries perpendicular to the Cu-O plane are absent at all temperatures. This transition occurs over a wide doping range and persists inside the superconducting dome, with no detectable coupling to either charge ordering or superconductivity. These results suggest that the pseudogap region coincides with an odd-parity order that does not arise from a competing Fermi surface instability and exhibits a quantum phase transition inside the superconducting dome.

  2. A global inversion-symmetry-broken phase inside the pseudogap region of YBa2Cu3Oy

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    Zhao, L.; Belvin, C. A.; Liang, R.; Bonn, D. A.; Hardy, W. N.; Armitage, N. P.; Hsieh, D.

    2016-11-01

    The phase diagram of cuprate high-temperature superconductors features an enigmatic pseudogap region that is characterized by a partial suppression of low-energy electronic excitations. Polarized neutron diffraction, Nernst effect, terahertz polarimetry and ultrasound measurements on YBa2Cu3Oy suggest that the pseudogap onset below a temperature T* coincides with a bona fide thermodynamic phase transition that breaks time-reversal, four-fold rotation and mirror symmetries respectively. However, the full point group above and below T* has not been resolved and the fate of this transition as T* approaches the superconducting critical temperature Tc is poorly understood. Here we reveal the point group of YBa2Cu3Oy inside its pseudogap and neighbouring regions using high-sensitivity linear and second-harmonic optical anisotropy measurements. We show that spatial inversion and two-fold rotational symmetries are broken below T* while mirror symmetries perpendicular to the Cu-O plane are absent at all temperatures. This transition occurs over a wide doping range and persists inside the superconducting dome, with no detectable coupling to either charge ordering or superconductivity. These results suggest that the pseudogap region coincides with an odd-parity order that does not arise from a competing Fermi surface instability and exhibits a quantum phase transition inside the superconducting dome.

  3. Free Particle in Very Special Relativity, Gauge Symmetry and Two-Time Physics

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    Romero, Juan M.; Escobar-Aguilar, Eric S.; Vázquez, Etelberto

    2013-02-01

    The action for a (3+1)-dimensional particle in very special relativity (VSR) is studied. It is proved that massless particles only travel in effective (2+1)-dimensional spacetime. It is remarkable that this action can be written as an action for a relativistic particle in a background gauge field and it is shown that this field causes the dimensional reduction. A new symmetry for this system is found. Furthermore, a general action with restored Lorentz symmetry is proposed for this system. It is shown that this new action contains VSR and two-time physics.

  4. Do independent-particle-model broken-symmetry solutions contain more physics than the symmetry-adapted ones? The case of homonuclear diatomics.

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    Li, Xiangzhu; Paldus, Josef

    2009-02-28

    We explore spin-preserving, singlet stability of restricted Hartree-Fock (RHF) solutions for a number of closed-shell, homonuclear diatomics in the entire relevant range of internuclear separations. In the presence of such instabilities we explore the implied broken-symmetry (bs) solutions and check their stability. We also address the occurrence of vanishing roots rendered by the stability problem in the case of bs solutions. The RHF bs solutions arise primarily due to the symmetry breaking of the relevant, mostly frontier, molecular orbitals, which approach atomic-type orbitals in the dissociation limit. The resulting bs RHF solutions yield more realistic potential energy curves (PECs) than do the symmetry adapted (sa) solutions. These PECs are shown to be very similar to those rendered by the density functional theory (DFT). Moreover, the sa DFT solutions are found to be stable in a much wider range of internuclear separations than are the RHF solutions, and their bs analogs differ very little from the sa ones. Finally, we examine a possible usefulness of bs RHF solutions in post-HF correlated approaches to the many-electron problem, specifically in the limited configuration interaction and coupled-cluster methods.

  5. Spatially-Hyperbolic Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Universe with Potentially Broken Z 2-Symmetry

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    Dariescu, Ciprian; Bodnarescu, Adrian; Dariescu, Marina-Aura

    2016-09-01

    For the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker (FRW) Universe with negative curvature, sustained by a spontaneous Z 2- symmetry breaking scalar field, depending on time alone, we have derived the Einstein-Gordon system of equations. For physically relevant cases, the matter-curvature system have been numerically analyzed.

  6. Higgsed Gauge-flation

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    Adshead, Peter; Sfakianakis, Evangelos I.

    2017-08-01

    We study a variant of Gauge-flation where the gauge symmetry is spontaneously broken by a Higgs sector. We work in the Stueckelberg limit and demonstrate that the dynamics remain (catastrophically) unstable for cases where the gauge field masses satisfy γ < 2, where γ = g 2 ψ 2/ H 2, g is the gauge coupling, ψ is the gauge field vacuum expectation value, and H is the Hubble rate. We compute the spectrum of density fluctuations and gravitational waves, and show that the model can produce observationally viable spectra. The background gauge field texture violates parity, resulting in a chiral gravitational wave spectrum. This arises due to an exponential enhancement of one polarization of the spin-2 fluctuation of the gauge field. Higgsed Gauge-flation can produce observable gravitational waves at inflationary energy scales well below the GUT scale.

  7. Unification Yang-Mills Groups and Representations with CP as a Gauge Symmetry

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    Zhang, Huazhong

    We investigate more generally the possible unification Yang-Mills groups GYM and representations with CP as a gauge symmetry. Besides the possible Yang-Mills groups E8, E7, SO(2n + 1), SO(4n), SP(2n), G2 or F4 (or a product of them) which only allow self-contragredient representations, we present other unification groups GYM and representations which may allow CP as a gauge symmetry. These include especially SU(N) containing Weyl fermions and their CP conjugates from low energy spectra in a basic irreducible representation (IR). Such an example is the 496-dimensional basic IR (on antisymmetric tensors of rank two) of SU(32) containing SO(32) as a subgroup in the adjoint IR, or SU(248) in a fundamental IR containing E8 as a subgroup in the adjoint IR. Our consideration also leads to the construction of a physical operator (CP) intrinsically as an inner automorphism of order higher than two for the unification group. We have also generalized the possible groups as unification GYM to include nonsemisimple Lie groups with CP arising as a gauge symmetry. In this case with U(1) ideals in the GYM, we found that the UY(1) for weak hypercharge in the standard model or a U(1) gauge symmetry at low energies in general is traceless. Possible relevance to superstring theory is also briefly discussed. We expect that our results may open new alternatives for unified model building, especially with deeper or more generalized understanding of anomaly-free theories.

  8. Monopole operators and mirror symmetry in three-dimensional gauge theories

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    Borokhov, Vadim A.

    Many gauge theories in three dimensions flow to interacting conformal field theories in the infrared. We define a new class of local operators in these conformal field theories that are not polynomial in the fundamental fields and create topological disorder. They can be regarded as higher-dimensional analogs of twist and winding-state operators in free 2-D CFTs. We call them monopole operators for reasons explained in the text. The importance of monopole operators is that in the Higgs phase, they create Abrikosov-Nielsen-Olesen vortices. We study properties of these operators in three-dimensional gauge theories using large Nf expansion. For non-supersymmetric gauge theories we show that monopole operators belong to representations of the conformal group whose primaries have dimension of order N f. We demonstrate that these monopole operators transform non-trivially under the flavor symmetry group. We also consider topology-changing operators in the infrared limits of N = 2 and N = 4 supersymmetric QED as well as N = 4 SU(2) gauge theory in three dimensions. Using large N f expansion and operator-state isomorphism of the resulting superconformal field theories, we construct monopole operators that are primaries of short representation of the superconformal algebra and compute their charges under the global symmetries. Predictions of three-dimensional mirror symmetry for the quantum numbers of these monopole operators are verified. Furthermore, we argue that some of our large-Nf results are exact. This implies, in particular, that certain monopole operators in N = 4 d = 3 SQED with Nf = 1 are free fields. This amounts to a proof of 3-D mirror symmetry in these special cases.

  9. Implications of general covariance and maximum four-dimensional Yang-Mills gauge symmetry. [gravitational interactions

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    Hsu, J. P.

    1979-01-01

    General covariance and maximum four-dimensional Yang-Mills gauge symmetry lead to these results: (1) gravity is characterized by a dimensionless constant F of the order of 10 to the -19th; (2) the Newtonian force is always attractive; (3) space-time has a torsion; and (4) gravitational spin-force between two protons is about 10 to the 19th times stronger than the corresponding Newtonian force. A possible experimental test is discussed.

  10. Tunable Valley Polarization and Valley Orbital Magnetic Moment Hall Effect in Honeycomb Systems with Broken Inversion Symmetry.

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    Song, Zhigang; Quhe, Ruge; Liu, Shunquan; Li, Yan; Feng, Ji; Yang, Yingchang; Lu, Jing; Yang, Jinbo

    2015-09-11

    In this Letter, a tunable valley polarization is investigated for honeycomb systems with broken inversion symmetry such as transition-metal dichalcogenide MX2 (M = Mo, W; X = S, Se) monolayers through elliptical pumping. Compared to circular pumping, elliptical pumping is a more universal and effective method to create coherent valley polarization. When two valleys of MX2 monolayers are doped or polarized, a novel anomalous Hall effect (called valley orbital magnetic moment Hall effect) is predicted. Valley orbital magnetic moment Hall effect can generate an orbital magnetic moment current without the accompaniment of a charge current, which opens a new avenue for exploration of valleytronics and orbitronics. Valley orbital magnetic moment Hall effect is expected to overshadow spin Hall effect and is tunable under elliptical pumping.

  11. Broken symmetry phase transition in solid p-H 2, o-D 2 and HD: crystal field effects

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    Freiman, Yu. A.; Hemley, R. J.; Jezowski, A.; Tretyak, S. M.

    1999-04-01

    We report the effect of the crystal field (CF) on the broken symmetry phase transition (BSP) in solid parahydrogen, orthodeuterium, and hydrogen deuteride. The CF was calculated taking into account a distortion from the ideal HCP structure. We find that, in addition to the molecular field generated by the coupling terms in the intermolecular potential, the Hamiltonian of the system contains a crystal-field term, originating from single-molecular terms in the intermolecular potential. Ignoring the CF is the main cause of the systematic underestimation of the transition pressure, characteristic of published theories of the BSP transition. The distortion of the lattice that gives rise to the negative CF in response to the applied pressure is in accord with the general Le Chatelier-Braun principle.

  12. Hexagonal pnictide SrPtAs; the role of spin-orbit interaction and locally broken inversion symmetry

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    Rhim, S. H.; Youn, S. J.; Fischer, M. H.; Agterberg, D. F.; Sigrist, M.; Weinert, M.; Freeman, A. J.

    2012-02-01

    The first hexagonal pnictide superconductor SrPtAs which consists of stacked PtAs layers has been studied using the FLAPW methodootnotetextWimmer, Krakauer, Weinert, and Freeman, Phys.Rev.B. 24, 864 (1981) and tight-binding methods. The single PtAs layer forms a honeycomb structure that exhibits: (1) locally broken inversion symmetry despite the presence of the global inversion center, and (2) strong spin-orbit interaction, for which physical consequences are nontrivial. Based on these findings, we predict significant enhancement of both the spin susceptibility and the paramagnetic limiting field with respect to the usual s wave superconductors. Further, we suggest an increase of TC by electron doping of a van Hove singularity.

  13. Variance-reduced estimator of the connected two-point function in the presence of a broken Z(2)-symmetry.

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    Hasenbusch, Martin

    2016-03-01

    The exchange or geometric cluster algorithm allows us to define a variance-reduced estimator of the connected two-point function in the presence of a broken Z(2)-symmetry. We present numerical tests for the improved Blume-Capel model on the simple-cubic lattice. We perform simulations for the critical isotherm, the low-temperature phase at vanishing external field, and, for comparison, also the high-temperature phase. For the connected two-point function, a substantial reduction of the variance can be obtained, allowing us to compute the correlation length ξ with high precision. Based on these results, estimates for various universal amplitude ratios that characterize the universality class of the three-dimensional Ising model are computed.

  14. Symmetry-broken electronic structure and uniaxial Fermi surface nesting of untwinned CaFe2As2

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    Wang, Q.; Sun, Z.; Rotenberg, E.; Ronning, F.; Bauer, E. D.; Lin, H.; Markiewicz, R. S.; Lindroos, M.; Barbiellini, B.; Bansil, A.; Dessau, D. S.

    2013-12-01

    We used angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy to make direct measurements of the electronic structure of the untwinned uniaxial state of CaFe2As2, the parent compound of an iron-based superconductor. The very small photon beam size, combined with the relatively large single-domain area on the crystal surfaces, allowed us to obtain the intrinsic symmetry-broken dispersions and Fermi surface (FS) geometries along the orthogonal Fe-Fe bond directions without any mechanical or magnetic detwinning processes. Comparing the optimized local density approximation calculations, an orbital-dependent band shifting is introduced to obtain better agreement, which is consistent with the development of orbital ordering. More interestingly, unidirectional straight and flat FS segments are observed near the zone center, which indicates the existence of a unidirectional charge density wave order. Our results indicate strong electronic anisotropy in CaFe2As2 and put strong constraints on theories for the iron-pnictide system.

  15. Tunable Valley Polarization and Valley Orbital Magnetic Moment Hall Effect in Honeycomb Systems with Broken Inversion Symmetry

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    Song, Zhigang; Quhe, Ruge; Liu, Shunquan; Li, Yan; Feng, Ji; Yang, Yingchang; Lu, Jing; Yang, Jinbo

    2015-01-01

    In this Letter, a tunable valley polarization is investigated for honeycomb systems with broken inversion symmetry such as transition-metal dichalcogenide MX2 (M = Mo, W; X = S, Se) monolayers through elliptical pumping. Compared to circular pumping, elliptical pumping is a more universal and effective method to create coherent valley polarization. When two valleys of MX2 monolayers are doped or polarized, a novel anomalous Hall effect (called valley orbital magnetic moment Hall effect) is predicted. Valley orbital magnetic moment Hall effect can generate an orbital magnetic moment current without the accompaniment of a charge current, which opens a new avenue for exploration of valleytronics and orbitronics. Valley orbital magnetic moment Hall effect is expected to overshadow spin Hall effect and is tunable under elliptical pumping. PMID:26358835

  16. Broken symmetries, zero-energy modes, and quantum transport in disordered graphene: from supermetallic to insulating regimes.

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    Cresti, Alessandro; Ortmann, Frank; Louvet, Thibaud; Van Tuan, Dinh; Roche, Stephan

    2013-05-10

    The role of defect-induced zero-energy modes on charge transport in graphene is investigated using Kubo and Landauer transport calculations. By tuning the density of random distributions of monovacancies either equally populating the two sublattices or exclusively located on a single sublattice, all conduction regimes are covered from direct tunneling through evanescent modes to mesoscopic transport in bulk disordered graphene. Depending on the transport measurement geometry, defect density, and broken sublattice symmetry, the Dirac-point conductivity is either exceptionally robust against disorder (supermetallic state) or suppressed through a gap opening or by algebraic localization of zero-energy modes, whereas weak localization and the Anderson insulating regime are obtained for higher energies. These findings clarify the contribution of zero-energy modes to transport at the Dirac point, hitherto controversial.

  17. Polarization singularities and orbital angular momentum sidebands from rotational symmetry broken by the Pockels effect

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    Lu, Xiancong; Wu, Ziwen; Zhang, Wuhong; Chen, Lixiang

    2014-05-01

    The law of angular momentum conservation is naturally linked to the rotational symmetry of the involved system. Here we demonstrate theoretically how to break the rotational symmetry of a uniaxial crystal via the electro-optic Pockels effect. By numerical method based on asymptotic expansion, we discover the 3D structure of polarization singularities in terms of C lines and L surfaces embedded in the emerging light. We visualize the controllable dynamics evolution of polarization singularities when undergoing the Pockels effect, which behaves just like the binary fission of a prokaryotic cell, i.e., the splitting of C points and fission of L lines are animated in analogy with the cleavage of nucleus and division of cytoplasm. We reveal the connection of polarization singularity dynamics with the accompanying generation of orbital angular momentum sidebands. It is unexpected that although the total angular momentum of light is not conserved, the total topological index of C points is conserved.

  18. Exploring the zone of anisotropy and broken symmetries in DNA-mediated nanoparticle crystallization

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    Girard, Martin; Lin, Hai-Xin; Millan, Jaime A.; Olvera de la Cruz, Monica; Lee, Byeongdu; Mirkin, Chad A.

    2016-01-01

    In this work, we present a joint experimental and molecular dynamics simulations effort to understand and map the crystallization behavior of polyhedral nanoparticles assembled via the interaction of DNA surface ligands. In these systems, we systematically investigated the interplay between the effects of particle core (via the particle symmetry and particle size) and ligands (via the ligand length) on crystallization behavior. This investigation revealed rich phase diagrams, previously unobserved phase transitions in polyhedral crystallization behavior, and an unexpected symmetry breaking in the ligand distribution on a particle surface. To understand these results, we introduce the concept of a zone of anisotropy, or the portion of the phase space where the anisotropy of the particle is preserved in the crystallization behavior. Through comparison of the zone of anisotropy for each particle we develop a foundational roadmap to guide future investigations. PMID:27601636

  19. Broken vertex symmetry and finite zero-point entropy in the artificial square ice ground state

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    Gliga, Sebastian; Kákay, Attila; Heyderman, Laura J.; Hertel, Riccardo; Heinonen, Olle G.

    2015-08-26

    In this paper, we study degeneracy and entropy in the ground state of artificial square ice. In theoretical models, individual nanomagnets are typically treated as single spins with only two degrees of freedom, leading to a twofold degenerate ground state with intensive entropy and thus no zero-point entropy. Here, we show that the internal degrees of freedom of the nanostructures can result, through edge bending of the magnetization and breaking of local magnetic symmetry at the vertices, in a transition to a highly degenerate ground state with finite zero-point entropy, similar to that of the pyrochlore spin ices. Finally, we find that these additional degrees of freedom have observable consequences in the resonant spectrum of the lattice, and predict the occurrence of edge “melting” above a critical temperature at which the magnetic symmetry is restored.

  20. Broken vertex symmetry and finite zero-point entropy in the artificial square ice ground state

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    Gliga, Sebastian; Kákay, Attila; Heyderman, Laura J.; ...

    2015-08-26

    In this paper, we study degeneracy and entropy in the ground state of artificial square ice. In theoretical models, individual nanomagnets are typically treated as single spins with only two degrees of freedom, leading to a twofold degenerate ground state with intensive entropy and thus no zero-point entropy. Here, we show that the internal degrees of freedom of the nanostructures can result, through edge bending of the magnetization and breaking of local magnetic symmetry at the vertices, in a transition to a highly degenerate ground state with finite zero-point entropy, similar to that of the pyrochlore spin ices. Finally, wemore » find that these additional degrees of freedom have observable consequences in the resonant spectrum of the lattice, and predict the occurrence of edge “melting” above a critical temperature at which the magnetic symmetry is restored.« less

  1. Instability of one-step replica-symmetry-broken phase in satisfiability problems

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    Montanari, Andrea; Parisi, Giorgio; Ricci-Tersenghi, Federico

    2004-02-01

    We reconsider the one-step replica-symmetry-breaking (1RSB) solutions of two random combinatorial problems: k-XORSAT and k-SAT. We present a general method for establishing the stability of these solutions with respect to further steps of replica-symmetry breaking. Our approach extends the ideas of Montanari and Ricci-Tersenghi (2003 Eur. Phys. J. B 33 339) to more general combinatorial problems. It turns out that 1RSB is always unstable at sufficiently small clause density agr or high energy. In particular, the recent 1RSB solution to 3-SAT is unstable at zero energy for agr < agrm, with agrm ap 4.153. On the other hand, the SAT-UNSAT phase transition seems to be correctly described within 1RSB.

  2. A VMD Based, Nonet and SU(3) Symmetry Broken Model for Radiative Decays of Light Mesons

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    Benayoun, M.

    2005-04-06

    We present a VMD based model aiming to describe all radiative decays of light mesons. We show that the SU(3) breaking mechanism proposed by Bando, Kugo and Yamawaki (BKY), supplemented by nonet symmetry breaking in the pseudoscalar sector are sufficient to provide a nice description of all data, except the K*{sup {+-}} radiative width. It is also shown that nonet symmetry breaking has effects which cannot be disentangled from those produced by coupling of glue to the {eta}{prime} meson. Coupling of glue to {eta} is not found to be required by the data. Assuming the K*{sup {+-}} radiative width is indeed at its presently accepted value necessitates to supplement the BKY breaking in a way which finally preserves an equivalence statement between the VMD approach to radiative decays and the Wess-Zumino-Witten Lagrangian.

  3. Electronic polymers and soft-matter-like broken symmetries in underdoped cuprates.

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    Capati, M; Caprara, S; Di Castro, C; Grilli, M; Seibold, G; Lorenzana, J

    2015-07-06

    Empirical evidence in heavy fermion, pnictide and other systems suggests that unconventional superconductivity appears associated to some form of real-space electronic order. For the cuprates, despite several proposals, the emergence of order in the phase diagram between the commensurate antiferromagnetic state and the superconducting state is not well understood. Here we show that in this regime doped holes assemble in 'electronic polymers'. Within a Monte Carlo study, we find that in clean systems by lowering the temperature the polymer melt condenses first in a smectic state and then in a Wigner crystal both with the addition of inversion symmetry breaking. Disorder blurs the positional order leaving a robust inversion symmetry breaking and a nematic order, accompanied by vector chiral spin order and with the persistence of a thermodynamic transition. Such electronic phases, whose properties are reminiscent of soft-matter physics, produce charge and spin responses in good accord with experiments.

  4. Influence of broken flavor and C and P symmetry on the quark propagator

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    Maas, Axel; Mian, Walid Ahmed

    2017-02-01

    Embedding QCD into the standard model breaks various symmetries of QCD explicitly, especially C and P . While these effects are usually perturbatively small, they can be amplified in extreme environments like merging neutron stars or by the interplay with new physics. To correctly treat these cases requires fully backcoupled calculations. To pave the way for later investigations of hadronic physics, we study the QCD quark propagator coupled to an explicit breaking. This substantially increases the tensor structure even for this simplest correlation function. To cope with the symmetry structure, and covering all possible quark masses, from the top quark mass to the chiral limit, we employ Dyson-Schwinger equations. While at weak breaking the qualitative effects have similar trends as in perturbation theory, even moderately strong breakings lead to qualitatively different effects, non-linearly amplified by the strong interactions.

  5. Electronic polymers and soft-matter-like broken symmetries in underdoped cuprates

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    Capati, M.; Caprara, S.; Di Castro, C.; Grilli, M.; Seibold, G.; Lorenzana, J.

    2015-01-01

    Empirical evidence in heavy fermion, pnictide and other systems suggests that unconventional superconductivity appears associated to some form of real-space electronic order. For the cuprates, despite several proposals, the emergence of order in the phase diagram between the commensurate antiferromagnetic state and the superconducting state is not well understood. Here we show that in this regime doped holes assemble in ‘electronic polymers'. Within a Monte Carlo study, we find that in clean systems by lowering the temperature the polymer melt condenses first in a smectic state and then in a Wigner crystal both with the addition of inversion symmetry breaking. Disorder blurs the positional order leaving a robust inversion symmetry breaking and a nematic order, accompanied by vector chiral spin order and with the persistence of a thermodynamic transition. Such electronic phases, whose properties are reminiscent of soft-matter physics, produce charge and spin responses in good accord with experiments. PMID:26144868

  6. Polarization singularities and orbital angular momentum sidebands from rotational symmetry broken by the Pockels effect.

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    Lu, Xiancong; Wu, Ziwen; Zhang, Wuhong; Chen, Lixiang

    2014-05-02

    The law of angular momentum conservation is naturally linked to the rotational symmetry of the involved system. Here we demonstrate theoretically how to break the rotational symmetry of a uniaxial crystal via the electro-optic Pockels effect. By numerical method based on asymptotic expansion, we discover the 3D structure of polarization singularities in terms of C lines and L surfaces embedded in the emerging light. We visualize the controllable dynamics evolution of polarization singularities when undergoing the Pockels effect, which behaves just like the binary fission of a prokaryotic cell, i.e., the splitting of C points and fission of L lines are animated in analogy with the cleavage of nucleus and division of cytoplasm. We reveal the connection of polarization singularity dynamics with the accompanying generation of orbital angular momentum sidebands. It is unexpected that although the total angular momentum of light is not conserved, the total topological index of C points is conserved.

  7. Hamiltonian Description of Singular Lagrangian Systems with Spontaneously Broken Time Translation Symmetry

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    Zhao, Liu; Yu, Pengfei; Xu, Wei

    2013-02-01

    Shapere and Wilczek recently found some singular Lagrangian systems which spontaneously breaks time translation symmetry. The common feature of their models is that the energy functions are multi-valued in terms of the canonical phase space variables and the symmetry breaking ground states are all located at the brunching point singularities. By enlarging the phase space and making use of Dirac's theory on constrained Hamiltonian systems, we present the Hamiltonian description of some of the models discussed by Shapere and Wilczek and found that both the multi-valuedness and the brunching point singularities can be avoided, while the spontaneous breaking of time translation becomes more transparent. It is also shown that the breaking of time translation is always accompanied by the breaking of time reversal.

  8. Noether’s second theorem and Ward identities for gauge symmetries

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    Avery, Steven G.; Schwab, Burkhard U. W.

    2016-02-04

    Recently, a number of new Ward identities for large gauge transformations and large diffeomorphisms have been discovered. Some of the identities are reinterpretations of previously known statements, while some appear to be genuinely new. We present and use Noether’s second theorem with the path integral as a powerful way of generating these kinds of Ward identities. We reintroduce Noether’s second theorem and discuss how to work with the physical remnant of gauge symmetry in gauge fixed systems. We illustrate our mechanism in Maxwell theory, Yang-Mills theory, p-form field theory, and Einstein-Hilbert gravity. We comment on multiple connections between Noether’s second theorem and known results in the recent literature. Finally, our approach suggests a novel point of view with important physical consequences.

  9. Noether’s second theorem and Ward identities for gauge symmetries

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    Avery, Steven G.; Schwab, Burkhard U. W.

    2016-02-04

    Recently, a number of new Ward identities for large gauge transformations and large diffeomorphisms have been discovered. Some of the identities are reinterpretations of previously known statements, while some appear to be genuinely new. We present and use Noether’s second theorem with the path integral as a powerful way of generating these kinds of Ward identities. We reintroduce Noether’s second theorem and discuss how to work with the physical remnant of gauge symmetry in gauge fixed systems. We illustrate our mechanism in Maxwell theory, Yang-Mills theory, p-form field theory, and Einstein-Hilbert gravity. We comment on multiple connections between Noether’s secondmore » theorem and known results in the recent literature. Finally, our approach suggests a novel point of view with important physical consequences.« less

  10. Nilpotent Symmetries for Matter Fields in Non-Abelian Gauge Theory:

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    Malik, R. P.

    In the framework of superfield approach to Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) formalism, the derivation of the BRST and anti-BRST nilpotent symmetry transformations for the matter fields, present in any arbitrary interacting gauge theory, has been a long-standing problem. In our present investigation, the local, covariant, continuous and off-shell nilpotent (anti-)BRST symmetry transformations for the Dirac fields (ψ ,bar ψ ) are derived in the framework of the augmented superfield formulation where the four (3 + 1)-dimensional (4D) interacting non-Abelian gauge theory is considered on the six (4 + 2)-dimensional supermanifold parametrized by the four even space-time coordinates xμ and a couple of odd elements (θ and bar θ ) of the Grassmann algebra. The requirement of the invariance of the matter (super)currents and the horizontality condition on the (super)manifolds leads to the derivation of the nilpotent symmetries for the matter fields as well as the gauge and the (anti)ghost fields of the theory in the general scheme of augmented superfield formalism.

  11. Quantum groups as generalized gauge symmetries in WZNW models. Part II. The quantized model

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    Hadjiivanov, L.; Furlan, P.

    2017-07-01

    This is the second part of a paper dealing with the "internal" (gauge) symmetry of the Wess-Zumino-Novikov-Witten (WZNW) model on a compact Lie group G. It contains a systematic exposition, for G = SU( n), of the canonical quantization based on the study of the classical model (performed in the first part) following the quantum group symmetric approach first advocated by L.D. Faddeev and collaborators. The internal symmetry of the quantized model is carried by the chiral WZNW zero modes satisfying quadratic exchange relations and an n-linear determinant condition. For generic values of the deformation parameter the Fock representation of the zero modes' algebra gives rise to a model space of U q ( sl( n)). The relevant root of unity case is studied in detail for n = 2 when a "restricted" (finite dimensional) quotient quantum group is shown to appear in a natural way. The module structure of the zero modes' Fock space provides a specific duality with the solutions of the Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov equation for the four point functions of primary fields suggesting the existence of an extended state space of logarithmic CFT type. Combining left and right zero modes (i.e., returning to the 2 D model), the rational CFT structure shows up in a setting reminiscent to covariant quantization of gauge theories in which the restricted quantum group plays the role of a generalized gauge symmetry.

  12. Triplets, Static SU(6), and Spontaneously Broken Chiral SU(3) Symmetry

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    Nambu, Y.

    1966-01-01

    I would like to present here my view of the current problems of elementary particle theory. It is largely inspired by the recent successes of SU(3) and SU(6) symmetries, and more or less summarizes what I have been pursuing lately. For the details of individual problems I must refer to the original papers. However, what is emphasized here is not the details, but a coherent overall picture plus some speculations which cannot yet be formulated precisely.

  13. Calculation of the magnetic surface function gradient in stellarators with broken stellarator symmetry

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    Nemov, V. V.; Kasilov, S. V.; Kernbichler, W.; Seiwald, B.

    2010-05-15

    The computation of the gradient of the magnetic surface function, nablapsi, plays an essential role in plasma physics, e.g., for investigations of plasma equilibrium currents or transport fluxes in stellarators. The evaluation of nablapsi becomes more complicated if the magnetic field B does not exhibit stellarator symmetry. Here, a scheme for computation of nablapsi for magnetic configurations which do not show stellarator symmetry is presented. The proposed method is based on computations of gradients of integrals of magnetic field line equations. This new technique for nablapsi calculations is applied to Uragan-2M [O. S. Pavlichenko for the U-2M group, Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 35, B223 (1993)]. Taking into account the influence of current feeds and detachable joints of the helical winding the magnetic configuration does not exhibit stellarator symmetry. Computations of nablapsi, the effective ripple epsilon{sub eff}, and the geometrical factor lambda{sub b} for the bootstrap current in the 1/nu transport regime are performed.

  14. Observation of Quantum Spin Hall States in InAs/GaSb Bilayers under Broken Time-Reversal Symmetry

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    Du, Lingjie; Knez, Ivan; Sullivan, Gerard; Du, Rui-Rui

    2014-03-01

    Topological insulators (TIs) are a novel class of materials with nontrivial surface or edge states. Time-reversal symmetry (TRS) protected TIs are characterized by the Z2 topological invariant. The fate of the Z2 TIs under broken TRS is a fundamental question in understanding the physics of topological matter but remains largely unanswered. Here we show, a two-dimensional TI is realized in an inverted electron-hole bilayer engineered from InAs/GaSb semiconductors which retains robust helical liquid (HL) edge states under a strong magnetic field. Wide conductance plateaus of 2e2/h value are observed; they persist to 10T applied in-plane field before transitioning to a trivial semimetal. In a perpendicular field up to 35T, broken TRS leads to a spatial separation of the movers in Kramers pair and consequently the intra-pair backscattering phase space vanishes, i.e., the conductance increases from 2e2/h in strong fields manifesting chiral edge transport. We propose a phenomenological phases diagram, where inside the topological gap the HL transfers into a ``canned helical state'' driven by perpendicular fields. Our findings suggest that once established, the HL is remarkably resilient and only undergoes adiabatic deformation under TRS breaking. The work at Rice was supported by DOE, NSF, and Welch Foundation.

  15. Dirac dark matter and b →s ℓ+ℓ- with U(1) gauge symmetry

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    Celis, Alejandro; Feng, Wan-Zhe; Vollmann, Martin

    2017-02-01

    We revisit the possibility of a Dirac fermion dark matter candidate in the light of current b →s ℓ+ℓ- anomalies by investigating a minimal extension of the Standard Model with a horizontal U(1 ) ' local symmetry. Dark matter stability is protected by a remnant Z2 symmetry arising after spontaneous symmetry breaking of U(1 ) '. The associated Z' gauge boson can accommodate current hints of new physics in b →s ℓ+ℓ- decays, and acts as a vector portal between dark matter and the visible sector. We find that the model is severely constrained by a combination of precision measurements at flavor factories, LHC searches for dilepton resonances, as well as direct and indirect dark matter searches. Despite this, viable regions of the parameter space accommodating the observed dark matter relic abundance and the b →s ℓ+ℓ-anomalies still persist for dark matter and Z ' masses in the TeV range.

  16. The mechanics of active matter: Broken-symmetry hydrodynamics of motile particles and granular layers

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    Ramaswamy, Sriram; Simha, R. Aditi

    2006-09-01

    This articles reviews briefly our recent theoretical results on order, fluctuations and flow in collections of self-driven particles, in suspension or on a solid surface. The theoretical approach we have developed applies not only to collections of organisms such as schools of fish or collectively swimming bacteria, but also to motor-microtubule extracts with ATP and, most surprisingly, to agitated monolayers of orientable granular particles. We contrast the behaviour of these active systems with that of thermal equilibrium systems with the same symmetry. As an illustration of the role of activity we show that active smectics in three dimensions show true long-range order, unlike their thermal equilibrium counterparts.

  17. Galactic center γ-ray excess in hidden sector DM models with dark gauge symmetries: local Z{sub 3} symmetry as an example

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    Ko, P.; Tang, Yong E-mail: ytang@kias.re.kr

    2015-01-01

    We show that hidden sector dark matter (DM) models with local dark gauge symmetries make a natural playground for the possible γ-ray excess from the galactic center (GC). We first discuss in detail the GC γ-ray excess in a scalar dark matter (DM) model with local Z{sub 3} symmetry which was recently proposed by the present authors. Within this model, scalar DM with mass 30–70 GeV is allowed due to the newly-opened (semi-)annihilation channels of a DM pair into dark Higgs φ and/or dark photon Z' pair, and the γ-ray spectrum from the GC can be fit within this model. Then we argue that the GC gamma ray excess can be easily accommodated within hidden sector dark matter models where DM is stabilized by local gauge symmetries, due to the presence of dark Higgs (and also dark photon for Abelian dark gauge symmetry)

  18. Galactic center γ-ray excess in hidden sector DM models with dark gauge symmetries: local Z{sub 3} symmetry as an example

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    Ko, P.; Tang, Yong

    2015-01-16

    We show that hidden sector dark matter (DM) models with local dark gauge symmetries make a natural playground for the possible γ-ray excess from the galactic center (GC). We first discuss in detail the GC γ-ray excess in a scalar dark matter (DM) model with local Z{sub 3} symmetry which was recently proposed by the present authors. Within this model, scalar DM with mass 30–70 GeV is allowed due to the newly-opened (semi-)annihilation channels of a DM pair into dark Higgs ϕ and/or dark photon Z′ pair, and the γ-ray spectrum from the GC can be fit within this model. Then we argue that the GC gamma ray excess can be easily accommodated within hidden sector dark matter models where DM is stabilized by local gauge symmetries, due to the presence of dark Higgs (and also dark photon for Abelian dark gauge symmetry)

  19. Non-Abelian Gauge Symmetry in the Causal Epstein-Glaser Approach

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    Hurth, Tobias

    Non-Abelian gauge symmetry in (3 + 1)-dimensional space-time is analyzed in the causal Epstein-Glaser framework. In this formalism, the technical details concerning the well-known UV and IR problem in quantum field theory are separated and reduced to well-defined problems, namely the causal splitting and the adiabatic switching of operator-valued distributions. Non-Abelian gauge invariance in perturbation theory is completely discussed in the well-defined Fock space of free asymptotic fields. The LSZ formalism is not used in this construction. The linear operator condition of asymptotic gauge invariance is sufficient for the unitarity of the S matrix in the physical subspace and the usual Slavnov-Taylor identities. We explicitly derive the most general specific coupling compatible with this condition. By analyzing only tree graphs in the second order of perturbation theory we show that the well-known Yang-Mills couplings with anticommuting ghosts are the only ones which are compatible with asymptotic gauge invariance. The required generalizations for linear gauges are given.

  20. Stacking-dependent interlayer coupling in trilayer MoS2 with broken inversion symmetry

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    Yan, Jiaxu; Wang, Xingli; Tay, Beng Kang; ...

    2015-11-13

    The stacking configuration in few-layer two-dimensional (2D) materials results in different structural symmetries and layer-to-layer interactions, and hence it provides a very useful parameter for tuning their electronic properties. For example, ABA-stacking trilayer graphene remains semimetallic similar to that of monolayer, while ABC-stacking is predicted to be a tunable band gap semiconductor under an external electric field. Such stacking dependence resulting from many-body interactions has recently been the focus of intense research activities. Here we demonstrate that few-layer MoS2 samples grown by chemical vapor deposition with different stacking configurations (AA, AB for bilayer; AAB, ABB, ABA, AAA for trilayer) exhibitmore » distinct coupling phenomena in both photoluminescence and Raman spectra. By means of ultralow-frequency (ULF) Raman spectroscopy, we demonstrate that the evolution of interlayer interaction with various stacking configurations correlates strongly with layer-breathing mode (LBM) vibrations. Our ab initio calculations reveal that the layer-dependent properties arise from both the spin–orbit coupling (SOC) and interlayer coupling in different structural symmetries. Lastly, such detailed understanding provides useful guidance for future spintronics fabrication using various stacked few-layer MoS2 blocks.« less

  1. Broken rotational and translational symmetries in the pseudogap phase of cuprates

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    Taillefer, Louis

    2011-03-01

    A large in-plane anisotropy of the Nernst coefficient in YBCO is found to set in precisely at the pseudogap temperature T* throughout the doping phase diagram. This implies that the pseudogap phase is an electronic state that breaks the four-fold rotational symmetry of the copper-oxide planes. At a somewhat lower temperature, of order T* /2, the positive Hall and Seebeck coefficients of YBCO start dropping, and they reach large negative values at T = 0 , in the normal state accessed by applying high magnetic fields [2,3]. We interpret this in terms of an electron pocket forming in the Fermi surface of YBCO as a result of a Fermi-surface reconstruction caused by some order which breaks the translational symmetry of the lattice. Because very similar transport anomalies are observed in Eu-LSCO, where they coincide with the onset of stripe order, we infer that some form of stripe order is also at play in YBCO, and argue that the pseudogap phase is a precursor region of stripe (or spin-density-wave) fluctuations. In collaboration with F. Laliberte, N. Doiron-Leyraud, J. Chang, R. Daou, O. Cyr-Choiniere, D. LeBoeuf, B. Vignolle, C. Proust, I. Sheikin, L. Malone, K. Behnia, B. J. Ramshaw, R. Liang, D. A. Bonn, W. N. Hardy, S. Pyon, T. Takayama, Y. Tanaka, H. Takagi.

  2. Entanglement in fermionic chains with finite-range coupling and broken symmetries

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    Ares, Filiberto; Esteve, José G.; Falceto, Fernando; de Queiroz, Amilcar R.

    2015-10-01

    We obtain a formula for the determinant of a block Toeplitz matrix associated with a quadratic fermionic chain with complex coupling. Such couplings break reflection symmetry and/or charge conjugation symmetry. We then apply this formula to compute the Rényi entropy of a partial observation to a subsystem consisting of contiguous sites in the limit of large size. The present work generalizes similar results due to Its, Jin, and Korepin [Fields Institute Communications, Universality and Renormalization, Vol. 50, p. 151, 2007] and Its, Mezzadri, and Mo [Commun. Math. Phys. 284, 117 (2008), 10.1007/s00220-008-0566-6]. A striking feature of our formula for the entanglement entropy is the appearance of a term scaling with the logarithm of the size. This logarithmic behavior originates from certain discontinuities in the symbol of the block Toeplitz matrix. Equipped with this formula we analyze the entanglement entropy of a Dzyaloshinski-Moriya spin chain and a Kitaev fermionic chain with long-range pairing.

  3. Zero Energy Gauge Fields and the Phases of a Gauge Theory

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    Guendelman, E. I.

    A new approach to the definition of the phases of a Poincare invariant gauge theory is developed. It is based on the role of gauge transformations that change the asymptotic value of the gauge fields from zero to a constant. In the context of theories without Higgs fields, this symmetry can be spontaneously broken when the gauge fields are massless particles, explicitly broken when the gauge fields develop a mass. Finally, the vacuum can be invariant under this transformation, this last case can be achieved when the theory has a violent infrared behavior, which in some theories can be connected to a confinement mechanism.

  4. Valuation and dynamic replication of contingent claims in the framework of the beliefs-preferences gauge symmetry

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    Kholodnyi, V. A.

    2002-05-01

    Although symmetries play a major role in physics, their use in finance is relatively new and, to the best of our knowledge, can be traced to 1995 when Kholodnyi introduced the beliefs-preferences gauge symmetry. One of the main outcomes of the beliefs-preferences gauge symmetry is that it allows for the valuation and dynamic replication of contingent claims in a general market environment, that is, in the case of a general, not necessarily diffusion Markov process for the prices of underlying securities. This valuation and dynamic replication is based on the novel ideas of symmetry in contrast to the standard approach which uses stochastic analysis. The practical applications of the beliefs-preferences gauge symmetry range from the detection of a new type of true arbitrage to the beliefs-preferences-independent valuation and dynamic replication of contingent claims in a general market environment.

  5. PVLAS experiment, star cooling and big bang nucleosynthesis constraints: Possible interpretation with temperature dependent gauge symmetry breaking

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    Kim, Jihn E.

    2007-09-01

    It is known that the kinetic mixing of a photon and another U(1){sub ex} gauge boson can introduce millicharged particles. Millicharged particles f of mass 0.1 eV can explain the PVLAS experiment. I suggest a temperature dependent gauge symmetry breaking of U(1){sub ex} for this idea to be consistent with astrophysical and cosmological constraints.

  6. Broken Replica Symmetry Bounds in the Mean Field Spin Glass Model

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    Guerra, Francesco

    By using a simple interpolation argument, in previous work we have proven the existence of the thermodynamic limit, for mean field disordered models, including the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick model, and the Derrida p-spin model. Here we extend this argument in order to compare the limiting free energy with the expression given by the Parisi Ansatz, and including full spontaneous replica symmetry breaking. Our main result is that the quenched average of the free energy is bounded from below by the value given in the Parisi Ansatz, uniformly in the size of the system. Moreover, the difference between the two expressions is given in the form of a sum rule, extending our previous work on the comparison between the true free energy and its replica symmetric Sherrington-Kirkpatrick approximation. We give also a variational bound for the infinite volume limit of the ground state energy per site.

  7. Asymmetric motion of bubble in nematic liquid crystal induced by symmetry-broken evaporation

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    Kim, Sung-Jo; Lev, Bohdan; Kim, Jong-Hyun

    2016-07-01

    The size of air bubbles in nematic liquid crystals can be continuously decreased through the absorption of air molecules into the host liquid crystal. A bubble and its accompanying hyperbolic hedgehog point defect undergo a continuous asymmetric motion, while the bubble decreases in size. In this study, a mechanism is proposed to theoretically explain both the motion of the air bubble and the point defect observed experimentally. Anisotropic evaporation of air molecules may occur because of the symmetry breaking of the director configuration near the point defect. The motion of the center of the air bubble to the hyperbolic hedgehog point defect is induced by the anisotropic force due to evaporation of air molecules and Stokes drag force.

  8. Negative Refractive Bi-Crystal with Broken Symmetry Leading to Unusual Fields in Guided Wave Heterostructures

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    Krowne, Clifford

    2004-03-01

    A recent finding has shown that a unixial bi-crystal shows negative refraction (NR) [1], a property in common with recent left-handed metamaterials examined for physics of focusing behavior and of field distributions [2], and field contouring effects in electronic structures [3]. This is a very interesting property related to energy wave front motion and has an analog in electron ballistic motion in a semiconductor heterostructure too. The property which yields NR, breaks field symmetry, and allows asymmetric distributions of electromagnetic fields in the cross-section in which heterostructure layering occurs when propagation is normal to this cross-section in a longitudinal direction. What is all the more remarkable is that individual heterostructure layers are not field symmetry breaking and do not lead to asymmetric field distributions. In fact when a single crystal is inserted in a guiding structure, nothing special happens. When heterostructure layering is constructive, successive layers could enhance the effect. We demonstrate here for the first time, using a model stripline structure to guide the wave, that a bi-crystal will indeed produce asymmetric rf electric and magnetic distributions. Calculations were done with an ab initio approach using an anisotropic Greens function which allows the physical properties of the uniaxial crystals to be treated via their tensors. The results have important implications for microwave devices which rely on asymmetric field distributions. One could envision wide application in monolithic integrated circuits in terms of devices utilizing both microwave and millimeter transmission as well as optical transmission using dielectric waveguiding structures. [1] Y. Zhang, B. Fluegel and A. Mascarenhas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 157404 (Oct. 2003). [2] C. M. Krowne, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, to be publ. (2004). [3] C. M. Krowne, IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory & Tech. 51, (Dec. 2003).

  9. Hiking on the potential energy surface of a functional tyrosinase model--implications of singlet, broken-symmetry and triplet description.

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    Hoffmann, Alexander; Herres-Pawlis, Sonja

    2014-01-14

    The singlet, open-shell singlet and triplet potential energy surfaces (PES) for the peroxo state of a catalytic functional tyrosinase model have been investigated by density functional theory calculations. The broken-symmetry solution exhibits considerable stabilisation over the whole PES but the importance of the triplet state is unravelled as well.

  10. Conditions for the emergence of gauge bosons from spontaneous Lorentz symmetry breaking

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    Escobar, C. A.; Urrutia, L. F.

    2015-07-01

    The emergence of gauge particles (e.g., photons and gravitons) as Goldstone bosons arising from spontaneous symmetry breaking is an interesting hypothesis which would provide a dynamical setting for the gauge principle. We investigate this proposal in the framework of a general SO (N ) non-Abelian Nambu model (NANM), effectively providing spontaneous Lorentz symmetry breaking in terms of the corresponding Goldstone bosons. Using a nonperturbative Hamiltonian analysis, we prove that the SO (N ) Yang-Mills (YM) theory is equivalent to the corresponding NANM, after both current conservation and the Gauss laws are imposed as initial conditions for the latter. This equivalence is independent of any gauge fixing in the YM theory. A substantial conceptual and practical improvement in the analysis arises by choosing a particular parametrization that solves the nonlinear constraint defining the NANM. This choice allows us to show that the relation between the NANM canonical variables and the corresponding ones of the YM theory, Aia and Eb j , is given by a canonical transformation. In terms of the latter variables, the NANM Hamiltonian has the same form as the YM Hamiltonian, except that the Gauss laws do not arise as first-class constraints. The dynamics of the NANM further guarantees that it is sufficient to impose them only as initial conditions, in order to recover the full equivalence. It is interesting to observe that this particular parametrization exhibits the NANM as a regular theory, thus providing a substantial simplification in the calculations.

  11. Shift-symmetries and gauge coupling functions in orientifolds and F-theory

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    Corvilain, Pierre; Grimm, Thomas W.; Regalado, Diego

    2017-05-01

    We investigate the field dependence of the gauge coupling functions of four-dimensional Type IIB orientifold and F-theory compactifications with space-time filling seven-branes. In particular, we analyze the constraints imposed by holomorphicity and covariance under shift-symmetries of the bulk and brane axions. This requires introducing quantum corrections that necessarily contain Riemann theta functions on the complex torus spanned by the D7-brane Wilson line moduli. Our findings hint towards a new underlying geometric structure for gauge coupling functions in string compactifications. We generalize this discussion to a genuine F-theory compactification on an elliptically fibered Calabi-Yau fourfold. We perform the first general dimensional reduction of eleven-dimensional super-gravity and dualization to the F-theory frame. The resulting effective action is compared with the circle reduction of a four-dimensional N = 1 supergravity theory. The F-theory geometry elegantly unifies bulk and brane degrees of freedom and allows us to infer non-trivial results about holomorphicity and shift-symmetries. For instance, we gain new insight into kinetic mixing of bulk and brane gauge fields.

  12. Charmless decays B{yields}{pi}{pi},{pi}K and KK in broken SU(3) symmetry

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    Wu Yueliang; Zhou Yufeng

    2005-08-01

    Charmless B decay modes B{yields}{pi}{pi},{pi}K and KK are systematically investigated with and without flavor SU(3) symmetry. Independent analyses on {pi}{pi} and {pi}K modes both favor a large ratio between color-suppressed tree (C) and tree (T) diagram, which suggests that they are more likely to originate from long distance effects. The sizes of QCD penguin diagrams extracted individually from {pi}{pi}, {pi}K and KK modes are found to follow a pattern of SU(3) breaking in agreement with the naive factorization estimates. Global fits to these modes are done under various scenarios of SU(3) relations. The results show good determinations of weak phase {gamma} in consistency with the standard model (SM), but a large electroweak penguin (P{sub EW}) relative to T+C with a large relative strong phase is favored, which requires a big enhancement of color-suppressed electroweak penguin (P{sub EW}{sup C}) compatible in size but destructively interfering with P{sub EW} within the SM, or implies new physics. The possibilities of sizable contributions from nonfactorizable diagrams such as W exchange (E), annihilation (A), and penguin-annihilation diagrams (P{sub A}) are investigated. The implications to the branching ratios and CP violations in KK modes are discussed.

  13. Universal horizons and black holes in gravitational theories with broken Lorentz symmetry

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    Lin, Kai; Abdalla, Elcio; Cai, Rong-Gen; Wang, Anzhong

    2014-10-01

    In this paper, we first show that the definition of the universal horizons studied recently in the khronometric theory of gravity can be straightforwardly generalized to other theories that violate the Lorentz symmetry, by simply considering the khronon as a probe field and playing the same role as a Killing vector field. As an application, we study static charged (D + 1)-dimensional spacetimes in the framework of the healthy (nonprojectable) Horava-Lifshitz (HL) gravity in the infrared (IR) limit, and find various solutions. Some of them represent Lifshitz spacetimes with hyperscaling violations, and some have black hole structures. In the latter, universal horizons always exist inside the Killing horizons. The surface gravity on them can be either larger or smaller than the surface gravity on the Killing horizons, depending on the spacetimes considered. Although such black holes are found only in the IR, we argue that black holes with universal horizons also exist in the full theory of the HL gravity. A simple example is the Schwarzschild solution written in the Painleve-Gullstrand coordinates, which is also a solution of the full theory of the HL gravity and has a universal horizon located inside the Schwarzschild Killing horizon.

  14. Effect of broken symmetry on resonant inelastic x-ray scattering from undoped cuprates

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    Igarashi, Jun-ichi; Nagao, Tatsuya

    2015-05-01

    We study the magnetic excitation spectra of resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) at the L-edge from undoped cuprates beyond the fast collision approximation. We analyse the effect of the symmetry breaking ground state on the RIXS process of the Heisenberg model by using a projection procedure. We derive the expressions of the scattering amplitude in both one-magnon and two-magnon excitation channels. Each of them consists of the isotropic and anisotropic contributions. The latter is a new finding and attributed to the long range order of the ground state. The presence of anisotropic terms is supported by numerical calculations on a two-dimensional spin cluster. We express the RIXS spectra in the form of spin-correlation functions with the coefficients evaluated on the cluster, and calculate the function in a two dimensional system within the 1/S expansion. Due to the anisotropic terms, the spectral intensities are considerably enhanced around momentum transfer q = 0 in both one-magnon and two-magnon excitation channels. This finding may be experimentally confirmed by examining carefully the q-dependence of the spectra.

  15. Spin-relaxation time in materials with broken inversion symmetry and large spin-orbit coupling.

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    Szolnoki, Lénárd; Kiss, Annamária; Dóra, Balázs; Simon, Ferenc

    2017-08-30

    We study the spin-relaxation time in materials where a large spin-orbit coupling (SOC) is present which breaks the spatial inversion symmetry. Such a spin-orbit coupling is realized in zincblende structures and heterostructures with a transversal electric field and the spin relaxation is usually described by the so-called D'yakonov-Perel' (DP) mechanism. We combine a Monte Carlo method and diagrammatic calculation based approaches in our study; the former tracks the time evolution of electron spins in a quasiparticle dynamics simulation in the presence of the built-in spin-orbit magnetic fields and the latter builds on the spin-diffusion propagator by Burkov and Balents. Remarkably, we find a parameter free quantitative agreement between the two approaches and it also returns the conventional result of the DP mechanism in the appropriate limit. We discuss the full phase space of spin relaxation as a function of SOC strength, its distribution, and the magnitude of the momentum relaxation rate. This allows us to identify two novel spin-relaxation regimes; where spin relaxation is strongly non-exponential and the spin relaxation equals the momentum relaxation. A compelling analogy between the spin-relaxation theory and the NMR motional narrowing is highlighted.

  16. Relaxing the electroweak scale: the role of broken dS symmetry

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    Patil, Subodh P.; Schwaller, Pedro

    2016-02-01

    Recently, a novel mechanism to address the hierarchy problem has been proposed [1], where the hierarchy between weak scale physics and any putative `cutoff' M is translated into a parametrically large field excursion for the so-called relaxion field, driving the Higgs mass to values much less than M through cosmological dynamics. In its simplest incarnation, the relaxion mechanism requires nothing beyond the standard model other than an axion (the relaxion field) and an inflaton. In this note, we critically re-examine the requirements for successfully realizing the relaxion mechanism and point out that parametrically larger field excursions can be obtained for a given number of e-folds by simply requiring that the background break exact de Sitter invariance. We discuss several corollaries of this observation, including the interplay between the upper bound on the scale M and the order parameter ɛ associated with the breaking of dS symmetry, and entertain the possibility that the relaxion could play the role of a curvaton. We find that a successful realization of the mechanism is possible with as few as O(1{0}^3) e-foldings, albeit with a reduced cutoff M ˜ 106 GeV for a dark QCD axion and outline a minimal scenario that can be made consistent with CMB observations.

  17. Coexisting massive and massless Dirac fermions in symmetry-broken bilayer graphene

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    Kim, Keun Su; Walter, Andrew L.; Moreschini, Luca; Seyller, Thomas; Horn, Karsten; Rotenberg, Eli; Bostwick, Aaron

    2013-10-01

    Charge carriers in bilayer graphene are widely believed to be massive Dirac fermions that have a bandgap tunable by a transverse electric field. However, a full transport gap, despite its importance for device applications, has not been clearly observed in gated bilayer graphene, a long-standing puzzle. Moreover, the low-energy electronic structure of bilayer graphene is widely held to be unstable towards symmetry breaking either by structural distortions, such as twist, strain, or electronic interactions that can lead to various ground states. Which effect dominates the physics at low energies is hotly debated. Here we show both by direct band-structure measurements and by calculations that a native imperfection of bilayer graphene, a distribution of twists whose size is as small as ~0.1°, is sufficient to generate a completely new electronic spectrum consisting of massive and massless Dirac fermions. The massless spectrum is robust against strong electric fields, and has a unusual topology in momentum space consisting of closed arcs having an exotic chiral pseudospin texture, which can be tuned by varying the charge density. The discovery of this unusual Dirac spectrum not only complements the framework of massive Dirac fermions, widely relevant to charge transport in bilayer graphene, but also supports the possibility of valley Hall transport.

  18. Atomki anomaly and dark matter in a radiative seesaw model with gauged B -L symmetry

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    Seto, Osamu; Shimomura, Takashi

    2017-05-01

    Motivated by recently reported anomalies in a decay of an excited state of beryllium by the Atomki Collaboration, we study a radiative seesaw model with gauged B -L symmetry and a Z2 parity. Assuming that the anomalies originate from the decay of the B -L gauge boson followed by the nuclear decay, the mass of the lightest right-handed neutrino or the dark matter candidate can be determined below 10 GeV. We show that for this mass range, the model can explain the anomalies in the beryllium decay and the relic dark matter abundance consistent with neutrino masses. We also predict its spin-independent cross section in direct detection experiments for this mass range.

  19. A flavor dependent gauge symmetry, predictive radiative seesaw and LHCb anomalies

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    Ko, P.; Nomura, Takaaki; Okada, Hiroshi

    2017-09-01

    We propose a predictive radiative seesaw model at one-loop level with a flavor dependent gauge symmetry U(1) xB3 - xe - μ + τ and Majorana fermion dark matter. For the neutrino mass matrix, we obtain an A1 type texture (with two zeros) that provides us several predictions such as the normal ordering for the neutrino masses. We analyze the constraints from lepton flavor violations, relic density of dark matter, and collider physics for the new U(1) xB3 - xe - μ + τ gauge boson. Within the allowed region, the LHCb anomalies in B →K*μ+μ- and B → Kℓ+ℓ- with ℓ = e or μ can be resolved, and such Z‧ could be also observed at the LHC.

  20. Gravitational matter-antimatter asymmetry and four-dimensional Yang-Mills gauge symmetry

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    Hsu, J. P.

    1981-01-01

    A formulation of gravity based on the maximum four-dimensional Yang-Mills gauge symmetry is studied. The theory predicts that the gravitational force inside matter (fermions) is different from that inside antimatter. This difference could lead to the cosmic separation of matter and antimatter in the evolution of the universe. Moreover, a new gravitational long-range spin-force between two fermions is predicted, in addition to the usual Newtonian force. The geometrical foundation of such a gravitational theory is the Riemann-Cartan geometry, in which there is a torsion. The results of the theory for weak fields are consistent with previous experiments.

  1. Loop suppressed light fermion masses with U (1 )R gauge symmetry

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    Nomura, Takaaki; Okada, Hiroshi

    2017-07-01

    We propose a model with a two-Higgs doublet, where quark and charged-lepton masses in the first and second families are induced at one-loop level, and neutrino masses are induced at the two-loop level. In our model, we introduce an extra U (1 )R gauge symmetry that plays a crucial role in achieving desired terms in no conflict with anomaly cancellation. We show the mechanism to generate fermion masses, the resultant mass matrices, and Yukawa interactions in mass eigenstates, and we discuss several interesting phenomenologies such as the muon anomalous magnetic dipole moment and the dark matter candidate that arise from this model.

  2. Gauged B-L symmetry and baryogenesis via leptogenesis at TeV scale

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    Sahu, Narendra; Yajnik, Urjit A.

    2005-01-15

    It is shown that the requirement of preservation of baryon asymmetry does not rule out a scale for leptogenesis as low as 10 TeV. The conclusions are compatible with see-saw mechanism if, for example, the pivot mass scale for neutrinos is {approx_equal}10{sup -2} that of the charged leptons. We explore the parameter space m-tilde{sub 1}- M{sub 1} of relevant light and heavy neutrino masses by solving Boltzmann equations. A viable scenario for obtaining baryogenesis in this way is presented in the context of gauged B-L symmetry.

  3. Gravitational matter-antimatter asymmetry and four-dimensional Yang-Mills gauge symmetry

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    Hsu, J. P.

    1981-01-01

    A formulation of gravity based on the maximum four-dimensional Yang-Mills gauge symmetry is studied. The theory predicts that the gravitational force inside matter (fermions) is different from that inside antimatter. This difference could lead to the cosmic separation of matter and antimatter in the evolution of the universe. Moreover, a new gravitational long-range spin-force between two fermions is predicted, in addition to the usual Newtonian force. The geometrical foundation of such a gravitational theory is the Riemann-Cartan geometry, in which there is a torsion. The results of the theory for weak fields are consistent with previous experiments.

  4. Gauge symmetries in spin-foam gravity: the case for "cellular quantization".

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    Bonzom, Valentin; Smerlak, Matteo

    2012-06-15

    The spin-foam approach to quantum gravity rests on a quantization of BF theory using 2-complexes and group representations. We explain why, in dimension three and higher, this spin-foam quantization must be amended to be made consistent with the gauge symmetries of discrete BF theory. We discuss a suitable generalization, called "cellular quantization," which (1) is finite, (2) produces a topological invariant, (3) matches with the properties of the continuum BF theory, and (4) corresponds to its loop quantization. These results significantly clarify the foundations--and limitations--of the spin-foam formalism and open the path to understanding, in a discrete setting, the symmetry-breaking which reduces BF theory to gravity.

  5. Confinement/deconfinement transition from symmetry breaking in gauge/gravity duality

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    Čubrović, Mihailo

    2016-10-01

    We study the confinement/deconfinement transition in a strongly coupled system triggered by an independent symmetry-breaking quantum phase transition in gauge/gravity duality. The gravity dual is an Einstein-scalar-dilaton system with AdS near-boundary behavior and soft wall interior at zero scalar condensate. We study the cases of neutral and charged condensate separately. In the former case the condensation breaks the discrete {Z}_2 symmetry while a charged condensate breaks the continuous U(1) symmetry. After the condensation of the order parameter, the non-zero vacuum expectation value of the scalar couples to the dilaton, changing the soft wall geometry into a non-confining and anisotropically scale-invariant infrared metric. In other words, the formation of long-range order is immediately followed by the deconfinement transition and the two critical points coincide. The confined phase has a scale — the confinement scale (energy gap) which vanishes in the deconfined case. Therefore, the breaking of the symmetry of the scalar ( {Z}_2 or U(1)) in turn restores the scaling symmetry in the system and neither phase has a higher overall symmetry than the other. When the scalar is charged the phase transition is continuous which goes against the Ginzburg-Landau theory where such transitions generically only occur discontinuously. This phenomenon has some commonalities with the scenario of deconfined criticality. The mechanism we have found has applications mainly in effective field theories such as quantum magnetic systems. We briefly discuss these applications and the relation to real-world systems.

  6. Spin Contamination Error in Optimized Geometry of Singlet Carbene (1A1) by Broken-Symmetry Method

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    Kitagawa, Yasutaka; Saito, Toru; Nakanishi, Yasuyuki; Kataoka, Yusuke; Matsui, Toru; Kawakami, Takashi; Okumura, Mitsutaka; Yamaguchi, Kizashi

    2009-10-01

    Spin contamination errors of a broken-symmetry (BS) method in optimized structural parameters of the singlet methylene (1A1) molecule are quantitatively estimated for the Hartree-Fock (HF) method, post-HF methods (CID, CCD, MP2, MP3, MP4(SDQ)), and a hybrid DFT (B3LYP) method. For the purpose, the optimized geometry by the BS method is compared with that of an approximate spin projection (AP) method. The difference between the BS and the AP methods is about 10-20° in the HCH angle. In order to examine the basis set dependency of the spin contamination error, calculated results by STO-3G, 6-31G*, and 6-311++G** are compared. The error depends on the basis sets, but the tendencies of each method are classified into two types. Calculated energy splitting values between the triplet and the singlet states (ST gap) indicate that the contamination of the stable triplet state makes the BS singlet solution stable and the ST gap becomes small. The energy order of the spin contamination error in the ST gap is estimated to be 10-1 eV.

  7. Signatures of Fano interferences in the electron energy loss spectroscopy and cathodoluminescence of symmetry-broken nanorod dimers.

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    Bigelow, Nicholas W; Vaschillo, Alex; Camden, Jon P; Masiello, David J

    2013-05-28

    Through numerical simulation, we predict the existence of the Fano interference effect in the electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and cathodoluminescence (CL) of symmetry-broken nanorod dimers that are heterogeneous in material composition and asymmetric in length. The differing selection rules of the electron probe in comparison to the photon of a plane wave allow for the simultaneous excitation of both optically bright and dark plasmons of each monomer unit, suggesting that Fano resonances will not arise in EELS and CL. Yet, interferences are manifested in the dimer's scattered near- and far-fields and are evident in EELS and CL due to the rapid π-phase offset in the polarizations between super-radiant and subradiant hybridized plasmon modes of the dimer as a function of the energy loss suffered by the impinging electron. Depending upon the location of the electron beam, we demonstrate the conditions under which Fano interferences will be present in both optical and electron spectroscopies (EELS and CL) as well as a new class of Fano interferences that are uniquely electron-driven and are absent in the optical response. Among other things, the knowledge gained from this work bears impact upon the design of some of the world's most sensitive sensors, which are currently based upon Fano resonances.

  8. Effects of bulk inversion asymmetry and low interface symmetry on the optical properties of broken-gap heterostructures

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    Semenikhin, I.; Zakharova, A.; Nilsson, K.; Chao, K. A.

    2007-07-01

    We have studied the influence of bulk inversion asymmetry (BIA) and the relativistic part of the low-symmetry interface Hamiltonian (IH) on intersubband optical transitions, induced by linearly polarized light, between strongly hybridized electron-hole states in asymmetrical InAs/GaSb broken-gap quantum wells grown along the [001] direction. The self-consistent calculations were performed using the Burt-Foreman envelope function theory and a sophisticated eight-band k•p model Hamiltonian. We found that the BIA and the IH can activate originally forbidden spin-flip optical transitions, and that the strength of the corresponding optical matrix elements depends on the light polarization direction and the quasiparticle in-plane wave vector. Both the BIA and the IH contribute significantly to this effect. When the initial electron-hole states are strongly hybridized, the spin-flip optical transition probability can be of the same order as the probability of the spin-conserved transitions. The BIA results in interface-localized terms in the optical matrix elements due to the material-dependent Kane’s B parameter and produces a strong in-plane anisotropy in the absorption of light polarized along the [11] and [11¯] directions. The IH also contributes to this effect. We found that the primary contribution to the optical anisotropy comes from the BIA-induced mechanism.

  9. Infrared behavior in systems with a broken continuous symmetry: classical O(N) model versus interacting bosons.

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    Dupuis, N

    2011-03-01

    In systems with a spontaneously broken continuous symmetry, the perturbative loop expansion is plagued by infrared divergences due to the coupling between transverse and longitudinal fluctuations. As a result, the longitudinal susceptibility diverges and the self-energy becomes singular at low energy. We study the crossover from the high-energy Gaussian regime, where perturbation theory remains valid, to the low-energy Goldstone regime characterized by a diverging longitudinal susceptibility. We consider both the classical linear O (N) model and interacting bosons at zero temperature, using a variety of techniques: perturbation theory, hydrodynamic approach (i.e., for bosons, Popov's theory), large-N limit, and nonperturbative renormalization group. We emphasize the essential role of the Ginzburg momentum scale p{G}, below which the perturbative approach breaks down. Even though the action of (nonrelativistic) bosons includes a first-order time derivative term, we find remarkable similarities in the weak-coupling limit between the classical O(N) model and interacting bosons at zero temperature.

  10. Quantum oscillations in a bilayer with broken mirror symmetry: A minimal model for YBa2Cu3O6+δ

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    Maharaj, Akash V.; Zhang, Yi; Ramshaw, B. J.; Kivelson, S. A.

    2016-03-01

    Using an exact numerical solution and semiclassical analysis, we investigate quantum oscillations (QOs) in a model of a bilayer system with an anisotropic (elliptical) electron pocket in each plane. Key features of QO experiments in the high temperature superconducting cuprate YBCO can be reproduced by such a model, in particular the pattern of oscillation frequencies (which reflect "magnetic breakdown" between the two pockets) and the polar and azimuthal angular dependence of the oscillation amplitudes. However, the requisite magnetic breakdown is possible only under the assumption that the horizontal mirror plane symmetry is spontaneously broken and that the bilayer tunneling t⊥ is substantially renormalized from its `bare' value. Under the assumption that t⊥=Z ˜t⊥(0) , where Z ˜ is a measure of the quasiparticle weight, this suggests that Z ˜≲1 /20 . Detailed comparisons with new YBa2Cu3O6.58 QO data, taken over a very broad range of magnetic field, confirm specific predictions made by the breakdown scenario.

  11. Quantum oscillations in a bilayer with broken mirror symmetry: a minimal model for YBa2Cu3O6+δ

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    Maharaj, Akash; Zhang, Yi; Ramshaw, Brad; Kivelson, Steven

    Using an exact numerical solution and semiclassical analysis, we investigate quantum oscillations (QOs) in a model of a bilayer system with an anisotropic (elliptical) electron pocket in each plane. Key features of QO experiments in the high temperature superconducting cuprate YBCO can be reproduced by such a model, in particular the pattern of oscillation frequencies (which reflect ``magnetic breakdown'' between the two pockets) and the polar and azimuthal angular dependence of the oscillation amplitudes. However, the requisite magnetic breakdown is possible only under the assumption that the horizontal mirror plane symmetry is spontaneously broken and that the bilayer tunneling, t⊥, is substantially renormalized from its `bare' value. Under the assumption that t⊥ = Z ~t⊥(0), where Z ~ is a measure of the quasiparticle weight, this suggests that Z ~ <~ 1 / 20 . Detailed comparisons with new YBa2Cu3O6.58 QO data, taken over a very broad range of magnetic field, confirm specific predictions made by the breakdown scenario. Supported in part by the US DOE, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515 (A.V.M.), the US DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences ``Science at 100 T,'' (B.J.R.) and the National Science Foundation Grant No. DMR 1265593 (S.A.K., YZ).

  12. Boundaries, mirror symmetry, and symplectic duality in 3d N = 4 gauge theory

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    Bullimore, Mathew; Dimofte, Tudor; Gaiotto, Davide; ...

    2016-10-20

    We introduce several families of N = (2, 2) UV boundary conditions in 3d N=4 gauge theories and study their IR images in sigma-models to the Higgs and Coulomb branches. In the presence of Omega deformations, a UV boundary condition defines a pair of modules for quantized algebras of chiral Higgs- and Coulomb-branch operators, respectively, whose structure we derive. In the case of abelian theories, we use the formalism of hyperplane arrangements to make our constructions very explicit, and construct a half-BPS interface that implements the action of 3d mirror symmetry on gauge theories and boundary conditions. Finally, by studyingmore » two-dimensional compactifications of 3d N = 4 gauge theories and their boundary conditions, we propose a physical origin for symplectic duality $-$ an equivalence of categories of modules associated to families of Higgs and Coulomb branches that has recently appeared in the mathematics literature, and generalizes classic results on Koszul duality in geometric representation theory. We make several predictions about the structure of symplectic duality, and identify Koszul duality as a special case of wall crossing.« less

  13. Boundaries, mirror symmetry, and symplectic duality in 3d N = 4 gauge theory

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    Bullimore, Mathew; Dimofte, Tudor; Gaiotto, Davide; Hilburn, Justin

    2016-10-20

    We introduce several families of N = (2, 2) UV boundary conditions in 3d N=4 gauge theories and study their IR images in sigma-models to the Higgs and Coulomb branches. In the presence of Omega deformations, a UV boundary condition defines a pair of modules for quantized algebras of chiral Higgs- and Coulomb-branch operators, respectively, whose structure we derive. In the case of abelian theories, we use the formalism of hyperplane arrangements to make our constructions very explicit, and construct a half-BPS interface that implements the action of 3d mirror symmetry on gauge theories and boundary conditions. Finally, by studying two-dimensional compactifications of 3d N = 4 gauge theories and their boundary conditions, we propose a physical origin for symplectic duality $-$ an equivalence of categories of modules associated to families of Higgs and Coulomb branches that has recently appeared in the mathematics literature, and generalizes classic results on Koszul duality in geometric representation theory. We make several predictions about the structure of symplectic duality, and identify Koszul duality as a special case of wall crossing.

  14. Gauged R-symmetry and its anomalies in 4D N=1 supergravity and phenomenological implications

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    Antoniadis, I.; Ghilencea, D. M.; Knoops, R.

    2015-02-01

    We consider a class of models with gauged U(1) R symmetry in 4D N=1 super-gravity that have, at the classical level, a metastable ground state, an infinitesimally small (tunable) positive cosmological constant and a TeV gravitino mass. We analyse if these properties are maintained under the addition of visible sector (MSSM-like) and hidden sector state(s), where the latter may be needed for quantum consistency. We then discuss the anomaly cancellation conditions in supergravity as derived by Freedman, Elvang and Körs and apply their results to the special case of a U(1) R symmetry, in the presence of the Fayet-Iliopoulos term ( ξ) and Green-Schwarz mechanism(s). We investigate the relation of these anomaly cancellation conditions to the "naive" field theory approach in global SUSY, in which case U(1) R cannot even be gauged. We show the two approaches give similar conditions. Their induced constraints at the phenomenological level, on the above models, remain strong even if one lifted the GUT-like conditions for the MSSM gauge couplings. In an anomaly-free model, a tunable, TeV-scale gravitino mass may remain possible provided that the U(1) R charges of additional hidden sector fermions (constrained by the cubic anomaly alone) do not conflict with the related values of U(1) R charges of their scalar superpartners, constrained by existence of a stable ground state. This issue may be bypassed by tuning instead the coefficients of the Kahler connection anomalies ( b K , b CK ).

  15. CP as a Symmetry of Symmetries

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    Trautner, Andreas

    2017-07-01

    It is explained that the Standard Model combined charge conjugation and parity transformation (CP) is a simultaneous complex conjugation outer automorphism transformation of gauge and space-time symmetries. Simple examples are given for the general concept of outer automorphisms (“symmetries of symmetries”), as well as for their possible actions on physical theories. It is highlighted that complex conjugation outer automorphisms do not, in general, exist for all symmetries. Examples are given for cases in which the physical CP transformation is violated as a consequence of requiring another symmetry. A toy model is illustrated in which CP is spontaneously violated in the broken phase of a continuous gauge symmetry, while an unbroken outer automorphism protects the topological vacuum angle at θ = 0.

  16. Effective field theory of broken spatial diffeomorphisms

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    Lin, Chunshan; Labun, Lance Z.

    2016-03-01

    We study the low energy effective theory describing gravity with broken spatial diffeomorphism invariance. In the unitary gauge, the Goldstone bosons associated with broken diffeomorphisms are eaten and the graviton becomes a massive spin-2 particle with 5 well-behaved degrees of freedom. In this gauge, the most general theory is built with the lowest dimension operators invariant under only temporal diffeomorphisms. Imposing the additional shift and SO(3) internal symmetries, we analyze the perturbations on a FRW background. At linear perturbation level, the observables of this theory are characterized by five parameters, including the usual cosmological parameters and one additional coupling constant for the symmetry-breaking scalars. In the de Sitter and Minkowski limit, the three Goldstone bosons are supermassive and can be integrated out, leaving two massive tensor modes as the only propagating degrees of freedom. We discuss several examples relevant to theories of massive gravity.

  17. Effective field theory of broken spatial diffeomorphisms

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    Lin, Chunshan; Labun, Lance Z.

    2016-03-17

    We study the low energy effective theory describing gravity with broken spatial diffeomorphism invariance. In the unitary gauge, the Goldstone bosons associated with broken diffeomorphisms are eaten and the graviton becomes a massive spin-2 particle with 5 well-behaved degrees of freedom. In this gauge, the most general theory is built with the lowest dimension operators invariant under only temporal diffeomorphisms. Imposing the additional shift and SO(3) internal symmetries, we analyze the perturbations on a FRW background. At linear perturbation level, the observables of this theory are characterized by five parameters, including the usual cosmological parameters and one additional coupling constant for the symmetry-breaking scalars. In the de Sitter and Minkowski limit, the three Goldstone bosons are supermassive and can be integrated out, leaving two massive tensor modes as the only propagating degrees of freedom. In conclusion, we discuss several examples relevant to theories of massive gravity.

  18. Effective field theory of broken spatial diffeomorphisms

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    Lin, Chunshan; Labun, Lance Z.

    2016-03-17

    We study the low energy effective theory describing gravity with broken spatial diffeomorphism invariance. In the unitary gauge, the Goldstone bosons associated with broken diffeomorphisms are eaten and the graviton becomes a massive spin-2 particle with 5 well-behaved degrees of freedom. In this gauge, the most general theory is built with the lowest dimension operators invariant under only temporal diffeomorphisms. Imposing the additional shift and SO(3) internal symmetries, we analyze the perturbations on a FRW background. At linear perturbation level, the observables of this theory are characterized by five parameters, including the usual cosmological parameters and one additional coupling constantmore » for the symmetry-breaking scalars. In the de Sitter and Minkowski limit, the three Goldstone bosons are supermassive and can be integrated out, leaving two massive tensor modes as the only propagating degrees of freedom. In conclusion, we discuss several examples relevant to theories of massive gravity.« less

  19. Dark matter, {mu} problem, and neutrino mass with gauged R symmetry

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    Choi, Ki-Young; Chun, Eung Jin; Lee, Hyun Min

    2010-11-15

    We show that the {mu} problem and the strong CP problem can be resolved in the context of the gauged U(1){sub R} symmetry, realizing an automatic Peccei-Quinn symmetry. In this scheme, right-handed neutrinos can be introduced to explain small Majorana or Dirac neutrino mass. The U(1){sub R} D-term mediated supersymmetry (SUSY) breaking, called the U(1){sub R} mediation, gives rise to a specific form of the flavor-conserving superpartner masses. For the given solution to the {mu} problem, electroweak symmetry breaking condition requires the superpartners of the standard model at low energy to be much heavier than the gravitino. Thus, the dark matter candidate can be either gravitino or right-handed sneutrino. In the Majorana neutrino case, only gravitino is a natural dark matter candidate. On the other hand, in the Dirac neutrino case, the right-handed sneutrino can be also a dark matter candidate as it gets mass only from SUSY breaking. We discuss the non-thermal production of our dark matter candidates from the late decay of stau and find that the constraints from the big bang nucleosynthesis can be evaded for a TeV-scale stau mass.

  20. Gauge mediation in metastable vacua

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    Dine, Michael; Mason, John

    2008-01-01

    Until recently, dynamical supersymmetry breaking seemed an exceptional phenomenon, involving chiral gauge theories with a special structure. Recently it has become clear that requiring only metastable states with broken supersymmetry leads to a far broader class of theories. In this paper, we extend these constructions still further, finding new classes which, unlike earlier theories, do not have unbroken, approximate R symmetries. This allows construction of new models with low energy gauge mediation.

  1. Some comments on unitarity gauge

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    Lopez-Osorio, M. A.; Martinez-Pascual, E.; Toscano, J. J.

    2004-04-01

    A pedagogical discussion on the unitarity gauge within the context of Hamiltonian path integral formalism is presented. A model based on the group O(N), spontaneously broken down to the subgroup O(N - 1), is used to illustrate the main aspects of this gauge-fixing procedure. Among the issues, discussed with some extent, are: (1) the structure of model's constraints following the Dirac's method, (2) the gauge-fixing procedure, using the unitarity gauge for the massive gauge fields and the Coulomb one for the massless gauge fields, (3) the absence of BRST symmetry in this gauge-fixing procedure and its implications on the renormalizability of the theory, and (4) the static role of the ghost and anti-ghost fields associated with the massive gauge fields and how their contributions can be eliminated by using the dimensional regularization scheme.

  2. Bis(alpha-diimine)iron complexes: electronic structure determination by spectroscopy and broken symmetry density functional theoretical calculations.

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    Muresan, Nicoleta; Lu, Connie C; Ghosh, Meenakshi; Peters, Jonas C; Abe, Megumi; Henling, Lawrence M; Weyhermöller, Thomas; Bill, Eckhard; Wieghardt, Karl

    2008-06-02

    The electronic structure of a family comprising tetrahedral (alpha-diimine)iron dichloride, and tetrahedral bis(alpha-diimine)iron compounds has been investigated by Mossbauer spectroscopy, magnetic susceptibility measurements, and X-ray crystallography. In addition, broken-symmetry density functional theoretical (B3LYP) calculations have been performed. A detailed understanding of the electronic structure of these complexes has been obtained. A paramagnetic (St=2), tetrahedral complex [FeII(4L)2], where (4L)1- represents the diamagnetic monoanion N-tert-butylquinolinylamide, has been synthesized and characterized to serve as a benchmark for a Werner-type complex containing a tetrahedral FeIIN4 geometry and a single high-spin ferrous ion. In contrast to the most commonly used description of the electronic structure of bis(alpha-diimine)iron(0) complexes as low-valent iron(0) species with two neutral alpha-diimine ligands, it is established here that they are, in fact, complexes containing two (alpha-diiminato)1-* pi radical monoanions and a high-spin ferrous ion (in tetrahedral N4 geometry) (SFe=2). Intramolecular antiferromagnetic coupling between the pi radical ligands (Srad=1/2) and the ferrous ion (SFe=2) yields the observed St=1 ground state. The study confirms that alpha-diimines are redox noninnocent ligands with an energetically low-lying antibonding pi* lowest unoccupied molecular orbital which can accept one or two electrons from a transition metal ion. The (alpha-diimine)FeCl2 complexes (St=2) are shown to contain a neutral alpha-diimine ligand, a high spin ferrous ion, and two chloride ligands.

  3. Lepton-flavour violation in a Pati-Salam model with gauged flavour symmetry

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    Feldmann, Thorsten; Luhn, Christoph; Moch, Paul

    2016-11-01

    Combining Pati-Salam (PS) and flavour symmetries in a renormalisable setup, we devise a scenario which produces realistic masses for the charged leptons. Flavoursymmetry breaking scalar fields in the adjoint representations of the PS gauge group are responsible for generating different flavour structures for up- and down-type quarks as well as for leptons. The model is characterised by new heavy fermions which mix with the Standard Model quarks and leptons. In particular, the partners for the third fermion generation induce sizeable sources of flavour violation. Focusing on the charged-lepton sector, we scrutinise the model with respect to its implications for lepton-flavour violating processes such as μ → eγ, μ → 3 e and muon conversion in nuclei.

  4. Gauge symmetries decrease the number of Dp-brane dimensions. II. Inclusion of the Liouville term

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    Nikolic, B.; Sazdovic, B.

    2007-04-15

    The presence of the antisymmetric background field B{sub {mu}}{sub {nu}} leads to the noncommutativity of the Dp-brane manifold, while the linear dilaton field in the form {phi}(x)={phi}{sub 0}+a{sub {mu}}x{sup {mu}} causes the appearance of the commutative Dp-brane coordinate, x{sub c}=a{sub {mu}}x{sup {mu}}. In the present article we consider the case where the conformal invariance is realized by inclusion of the Liouville term. Then, the theory is conformally invariant even in the presence of the world-sheet conformal factor F, and it depends on the new parameter, the central charge c. As well as in the absence of the Liouville action, for particular relations between background fields, the local gauge symmetries appear in the theory. They turn some Neumann boundary conditions into the Dirichlet ones, and decrease the number of the Dp-brane dimensions.

  5. Boundaries, mirror symmetry, and symplectic duality in 3d N=4 gauge theory

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    Bullimore, Mathew; Dimofte, Tudor; Gaiotto, Davide; Hilburn, Justin

    2016-10-01

    We introduce several families of N=(2, 2) UV boundary conditions in 3d N=4 gaugetheoriesandstudytheirIRimagesinsigma-modelstotheHiggsandCoulomb branches. In the presence of Omega deformations, a UV boundary condition defines a pair of modules for quantized algebras of chiral Higgs- and Coulomb-branch operators, respec-tively, whose structure we derive. In the case of abelian theories, we use the formalism of hyperplane arrangements to make our constructions very explicit, and construct a half-BPS interface that implements the action of 3d mirror symmetry on gauge theories and boundary conditions. Finally, by studying two-dimensional compactifications of 3d N=4 gauge theories and their boundary conditions, we propose a physical origin for symplectic duality — an equivalence of categories of modules associated to families of Higgs and Coulomb branches that has recently appeared in the mathematics literature, and generalizes classic results on Koszul duality in geometric representation theory. We make several predictions about the structure of symplectic duality, and identify Koszul duality as a special case of wall crossing.

  6. Einstein-vector gravity, emerging gauge symmetry, and de Sitter bounce

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    Geng, Wei-Jian; Lü, H.

    2016-02-01

    We construct a class of Einstein-vector theories where the vector field couples bilinearly to the curvature polynomials of arbitrary order in such a way that only the Riemann tensor rather than its derivative enters the equations of motion. The theories can thus be ghost free. The U (1 ) gauge symmetry may emerge in the vacuum and also in some weak-field limit. We focus on the two-derivative theory and study a variety of applications. We find that in this theory, the energy-momentum tensor of dark matter provides a position-dependent gauge-violating term to the Maxwell field. We also use the vector as an inflaton and construct cosmological solutions. We find that the expansion can accelerate without a bare cosmological constant, indicating a new candidate for dark energy. Furthermore, we obtain exact solutions of de Sitter bounce, generated by the vector which behaves like a Maxwell field at later times. We also obtain a few new exact black holes that are asymptotic to flat and Lifshitz spacetimes. In addition, we construct exact wormholes and Randall-Sundrum II domain walls.

  7. Dynamical symmetry enhancement near N = 2, D = 4 gauged supergravity horizons

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    Gutowski, J.; Mohaupt, T.; Papadopoulos, G.

    2017-03-01

    We show that all smooth Killing horizons with compact horizon sections of 4-dimensional gauged N = 2 supergravity coupled to any number of vector multiplets preserve 2{c}_1(K)+4ℓ supersymmetries, where K is a pull-back of the Hodge bundle of the special Kähler manifold on the horizon spatial section. We also demonstrate that all such horizons with {c}_1(K)=0 exhibit an sl(2,R) symmetry and preserve either 4 or 8 supersymmetries. If the orbits of the sl(2,R) symmetry are 2-dimensional, the horizons are warped products of AdS2 with the horizon spatial section. Otherwise, the horizon section admits an isometry which preserves all the fields. The proof of these results is centered on the use of index theorem in conjunction with an appropriate generalization of the Lichnerowicz theorem for horizons that preserve at least one supersymmetry. In all {c}_1(K)=0 cases, we specify the local geometry of spatial horizon sections and demonstrate that the solutions are determined by first order non-linear ordinary differential equations on some of the fields.

  8. Field theory representation of mixed gauge-gravity symmetry-protected topological invariants, group cohomology and beyond

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    Wang, Juven; Gu, Zheng-Cheng; Wen, Xiao-Gang

    The challenge of identifying symmetry-protected topological states (SPTs) is due to their lack of symmetry-breaking order parameters and intrinsic topological orders. For this reason, it is impossible to formulate SPTs under Ginzburg-Landau theory or probe SPTs via fractionalized bulk excitations and topology-dependent ground state degeneracy. However, the partition functions from path integrals with various symmetry twists are universal SPT invariants, fully characterizing SPTs. In this work, we use gauge fields to represent those symmetry twists in closed spacetimes of any dimensionality and arbitrary topology. This allows us to express the SPT invariants in terms of continuum field theory. We show that SPT invariants of pure gauge actions describe the SPTs predicted by group cohomology, while the mixed gauge-gravity actions describe the beyond-group-cohomology SPTs, recently observed by Kapustin. We find new examples of mixed gauge-gravity actions for U(1) SPTs in 3+1D and 4+1D via the Stiefel-Whitney class and the gravitational Chern-Simons term. [Work based on Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 031601 (2015) arXiv:1405.7689

  9. Field-theory representation of gauge-gravity symmetry-protected topological invariants, group cohomology, and beyond.

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    Wang, Juven C; Gu, Zheng-Cheng; Wen, Xiao-Gang

    2015-01-23

    The challenge of identifying symmetry-protected topological states (SPTs) is due to their lack of symmetry-breaking order parameters and intrinsic topological orders. For this reason, it is impossible to formulate SPTs under Ginzburg-Landau theory or probe SPTs via fractionalized bulk excitations and topology-dependent ground state degeneracy. However, the partition functions from path integrals with various symmetry twists are universal SPT invariants, fully characterizing SPTs. In this work, we use gauge fields to represent those symmetry twists in closed spacetimes of any dimensionality and arbitrary topology. This allows us to express the SPT invariants in terms of continuum field theory. We show that SPT invariants of pure gauge actions describe the SPTs predicted by group cohomology, while the mixed gauge-gravity actions describe the beyond-group-cohomology SPTs. We find new examples of mixed gauge-gravity actions for U(1) SPTs in (4+1)D via the gravitational Chern-Simons term. Field theory representations of SPT invariants not only serve as tools for classifying SPTs, but also guide us in designing physical probes for them. In addition, our field theory representations are independently powerful for studying group cohomology within the mathematical context.

  10. Density functional theory-broken symmetry (DFT-BS) methodology applied to electronic and magnetic properties of bioinorganic prosthetic groups.

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    Mouesca, Jean-Marie

    2014-01-01

    The goal of this "how to" chapter is to present in a way as simple and practical as possible some of the concepts, key issues, and practices behind the so-called broken symmetry (BS) state which is widely used within the density functional theory (DFT) (for a very nice but thoughtful introduction to DFT (without equations!), read Perdew et al. (J Chem Theory Comput 5:902-908, 2009)) community to compute energetic as well as spectroscopic properties pertaining to (poly-)radicals, bioinorganic clusters (especially those containing transition metal ions), etc. Such properties encompass exchange coupling constants J (molecular magnetism) but also (among other things) g-tensors and hyperfine coupling tensors A (from electron paramagnetic resonance), isomer shifts δ and quadrupolar tensors ΔE Q (from Mössbauer), etc.Hopefully, this chapter will appeal to those DFT practitioners who would like to understand the basics behind the BS state and help them "demystify" some of the issues involved with them. More technical issues will only be alluded to, and appropriate references will be given for those interested to go beyond this mere introduction. This chapter is however not a review of the field. Consequently, it will be primarily based on my own experience. The goal here (in the spirit of a "how to" chapter) is to accompany the readers' thoughts in a progressive way along increasingly complex issues rather than encumbering the same thoughts with too complicate mathematical details (the few derivations which are given will therefore be explicit). Moreover, I will emphasize in this chapter the interplay between the computation of BS states on the one hand, and the derivation of phenomenological models on the other hand, whose parameters can be supplied from appropriate BS states. Finally, this chapter is dedicated to Louis Noodleman (Scripps Research Institute, CA, USA), pioneer (Noodleman, J Chem Phys 74:5737-5743, 1981; Noodleman, Chem Phys 109:131-143, 1986) and

  11. Field theories for gauged symmetry-protected topological phases: Non-Abelian anyons with Abelian gauge group Z2⊗3

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    He, Huan; Zheng, Yunqin; von Keyserlingk, Curt

    2017-01-01

    Dijkgraaf-Witten (DW) theories are of recent interest to the condensed matter community, in part because they represent topological phases of matter, but also because they characterize the response theory of certain symmetry protected topological (SPT) phases. However, as yet there has not been a comprehensive treatment of the spectra of these models in the field theoretic setting even for Abelian gauge groups, the goal of this work is to fill the gap in the literature, especially for a selection of DW models with Abelian gauge groups but non-Abelian topological order. Particularly, we focus on the appearance of non-Abelian statistics in type-III twisted DW theories with Abelian gauge groups Z2⊗3. There are only 22 distinguishable line operators, and their fusion rules and correlation functions are calculated. The flux insertion operators have quantum dimension 2, which clearly demonstrates the non-Abelian topological order of type-III twisted DW theories.

  12. Atomic quantum simulation of the lattice gauge-Higgs model: Higgs couplings and emergence of exact local gauge symmetry.

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    Kasamatsu, Kenichi; Ichinose, Ikuo; Matsui, Tetsuo

    2013-09-13

    Recently, the possibility of quantum simulation of dynamical gauge fields was pointed out by using a system of cold atoms trapped on each link in an optical lattice. However, to implement exact local gauge invariance, fine-tuning the interaction parameters among atoms is necessary. In the present Letter, we study the effect of violation of the U(1) local gauge invariance by relaxing the fine-tuning of the parameters and showing that a wide variety of cold atoms is still a faithful quantum simulator for a U(1) gauge-Higgs model containing a Higgs field sitting on sites. The clarification of the dynamics of this gauge-Higgs model sheds some light upon various unsolved problems, including the inflation process of the early Universe. We study the phase structure of this model by Monte Carlo simulation and also discuss the atomic characteristics of the Higgs phase in each simulator.

  13. Understanding unconventional superconductors: On the origin of Cooper pairing in Sr2RuO4 and the broken symmetries in the pseudogap regime of the cuprates

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    Almeida Firmo, Ines

    Unconventional superconductors provide, today, some of the most fundamental challenges in condensed-matter physics, besides their unimaginable potential for applications. Here, we will discuss two of these materials. Firstly, we will focus on Sr2RuO4, one of the most promising candidates to exhibit chiral p-wave superconductivity, analogously to a two-dimensional (2D) film of 3He-A. Some of the outstanding challenges regarding this multi-band superconductor remain, including the knowledge of which band(s) are primarily responsible for the appearance of superconductivity. Solving this issue will help us understand the symmetry of the pairing and, eventually, the pairing mechanism. We report scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) studies confirming a nodal superconducting gap structure and indicating that the quasi-one-dimensional (1D) bands are most important for superconductivity in Sr2RuO4. We suggest an experimental avenue to confirm this observation and determine the pairing symmetry beyond doubt. We then turn to a discussion of the hole-doped cuprate high-temperature superconductors, with a focus on their mysterious pseudogap regime and its Q = 0 and Q ≠ 0 electronic broken symmetries. Development of novel spectroscopic imaging STM (SI-STM) techniques allowed the quantitative measurement of such broken symmetries (also seen by other probes) and their inter-relations. We report on these novel techniques in detail, in particular Fourier phase determination of STM data, and study extensively the hole doping, p, dependence of the broken symmetries as well as the Fermi surface topology for Bi2Sr 2CaCu2O8+delta samples spanning the phase diagram between 0.06 ≤ p ≤ 0.23. We show that the electronic symmetry breaking tendencies weaken with increasing p and disappear close to pc = 0.19. Concomitantly, the coherent k-space topology undergoes an abrupt transition, from arcs to closed contours, at the same pc. These data reveal that the k-space topology transformation

  14. Gauged Q-balls

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    Lee, Kimyeong; Stein-Schabes, Jaime A.; Watkins, Richard; Widrow, Lawrence M.

    1988-01-01

    Classical non-topological soliton configurations are considered within the theory of a complex scalar field with a gauged U symmetry. Their existence and stability against dispersion are demonstrated and some of their properties are investigated analytically and numerically. The soliton configuration is such that inside the soliton the local U symmetry is broken, the gauge field becomes massive and for a range of values of the coupling constants the soliton becomes a superconductor pushing the charge to the surface. Furthermore, because of the repulsive Coulomb force, there is a maximum size for these objects, making impossible the existence of Q-matter in bulk form. Also briefly discussed are solitons with fermions in a U gauge theory.

  15. Supersymmetry breaking from superstrings and the gauge hierarchy

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    Gaillard, M.K. California Univ., Berkeley, CA . Dept. of Physics)

    1990-07-11

    The gauge hierarchy problem is reviewed and a class of effective field theories obtained from superstrings is described. These are characterized by a classical symmetry, related to the space-time duality of string theory, that is responsible for the suppression of observable supersymmetry breaking effects. At the quantum level, the symmetry is broken by anomalies that provide the seed of observable supersymmetry breaking, and an acceptably large gauge hierarchy may be generated. 39 refs.

  16. Study of the docking of competitive inhibitors at a model of tyrosinase active site: insights from joint broken-symmetry/Spin-Flip DFT computations and ELF topological analysis.

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    de la Lande, A; Maddaluno, J; Parisel, O; Darden, T A; Piquemal, J-P

    2010-03-01

    Following our previous study (Piquemal et al., New J. Chem., 2003, 27, 909), we present here a DFT study of the inhibition of the Tyrosinase enzyme. Broken-symmetry DFT computations are supplemented with Spin-Flip TD-DFT calculations, which, for the first time, are applied to such a dicopper enzyme. The chosen biomimetic model encompasses a dioxygen molecule, two Cu(II) cations, and six imidazole rings. The docking energy of a natural substrate, namely phenolate, together with those of several inhibitor and non-inhibitor compounds, are reported and show the ability of the model to rank the most potent inhibitors in agreement with experimental data. With respect to broken-symmetry calculations, the Spin-Flip TD-DFT approach reinforces the possibility for theory to point out potent inhibitors: the need for the deprotonation of the substrates, natural or inhibitors, is now clearly established. Moreover, Electron Localization Function (ELF) topological analysis computations are used to deeply track the particular electronic distribution of the Cu-O-Cu three-center bonds involved in the enzymatic Cu(2)O(2) metallic core (Piquemal and Pilmé, J. Mol. Struct.: Theochem, 2006, 77, 764). It is shown that such bonds exhibit very resilient out-of-plane density expansions that play a key role in docking interactions: their 3D-orientation could be the topological electronic signature of oxygen activation within such systems.

  17. Study of the docking of competitive inhibitors at a model of tyrosinase active site: insights from joint broken-symmetry/Spin-Flip DFT computations and ELF topological analysis

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    de la Lande, A.; Maddaluno, J.; Parisel, O.; Darden, T. A.; Piquemal, J-P

    2010-01-01

    Following our previous study (Piquemal et al., New J. Chem., 2003, 27, 909), we present here a DFT study of the inhibition of the Tyrosinase enzyme. Broken-symmetry DFT computations are supplemented with Spin-Flip TD-DFT calculations, which, for the first time, are applied to such a dicopper enzyme. The chosen biomimetic model encompasses a dioxygen molecule, two Cu(II) cations, and six imidazole rings. The docking energy of a natural substrate, namely phenolate, together with those of several inhibitor and non-inhibitor compounds, are reported and show the ability of the model to rank the most potent inhibitors in agreement with experimental data. With respect to broken-symmetry calculations, the Spin-Flip TD-DFT approach reinforces the possibility for theory to point out potent inhibitors: the need for the deprotonation of the substrates, natural or inhibitors, is now clearly established. Moreover, Electron Localization Function (ELF) topological analysis computations are used to deeply track the particular electronic distribution of the Cu-O-Cu three-center bonds involved in the enzymatic Cu2O2 metallic core (Piquemal and Pilmé, J. Mol. Struct.: Theochem, 2006, 77, 764). It is shown that such bonds exhibit very resilient out-of-plane density expansions that play a key role in docking interactions: their 3D-orientation could be the topological electronic signature of oxygen activation within such systems. PMID:20396590

  18. Discrete Gauge Theories

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    Alford, Mark G.; March-Russell, John

    In this review we discuss the formulation and distinguishing characteristics of discrete gauge theories, and describe several important applications of the concept. For the abelian (ℤN) discrete gauge theories, we consider the construction of the discrete charge operator F(Σ*) and the associated gauge-invariant order parameter that distinguishes different Higgs phases of a spontaneously broken U(1) gauge theory. We sketch some of the important thermodynamic consequences of the resultant discrete quantum hair on black holes. We further show that, as a consequence of unbroken discrete gauge symmetries, Grand Unified cosmic strings generically exhibit a Callan-Rubakov effect. For non-abelian discrete gauge theories we discuss in some detail the charge measurement process, and in the context of a lattice formulation we construct the non-abelian generalization of F(Σ*). This enables us to build the order parameter that distinguishes the different Higgs phases of a non-abelian discrete lattice gauge theory with matter. We also describe some of the fascinating phenomena associated with non-abelian gauge vortices. For example, we argue that a loop of Alice string, or any non-abelian string, is super-conducting by virtue of charged zero modes whose charge cannot be localized anywhere on or around the string (“Cheshire charge”). Finally, we discuss the relationship between discrete gauge theories and the existence of excitations possessing exotic spin and statistics (and more generally excitations whose interactions are purely “topological”).

  19. Electroweak Gauge-Higgs Unification Scenario

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    Hosotani, Yutaka

    2008-11-23

    In the gauge-Higgs unification scenario 4D Higgs fields are unified with gauge fields in higher dimensions. The electroweak model is constructed in the Randall-Sundrum warped space. The electroweak symmetry is dynamically broken by the Hosotani mechanism due to the top quark contribution. The Higgs mass is predicted to be around 50 GeV with the vanishing ZZH and WWH couplings so that the LEP2 bound for the Higgs mass is evaded.

  20. A toy model for gauge-mediation in intersecting brane models

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    Kumar, Jason

    2009-03-15

    We discuss the phenomenology of a toy intersecting brane model where supersymmetry is dynamically broken in an open-string hidden sector and gauge-mediated to the visible sector. Scalar masses {approx}TeV are easily realizable, and R-symmetry is broken. These ideas are easily generalizable to other intersecting brane models.

  1. Origin of Abelian gauge symmetries in heterotic/F-theory duality

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    Cvetič, Mirjam; Grassi, Antonella; Klevers, Denis; Poretschkin, Maximilian; Song, Peng

    2016-04-07

    Here, we study aspects of heterotic/F-theory duality for compactifications with Abelian gauge symmetries. We consider F-theory on general Calabi-Yau manifolds with a rank one Mordell-Weil group of rational sections. By rigorously performing the stable degeneration limit in a class of toric models, and also derive both the Calabi-Yau geometry and the spectral cover describing the vector bundle in the heterotic dual theory. We carefully investigate the spectral cover employing the group law on the elliptic curve in the heterotic theory. We find in explicit examples that there are three different classes of heterotic duals that have U(1) factors in their low energy effective theories: split spectral covers describing bundles with S(U(m) x U(1)) structure group, spectral covers containing torsional sections that seem to give rise to bundles with SU(m) x Z_k structure group and bundles with purely non-Abelian structure groups having a centralizer in E_8 containing a U(1) factor. In the former two cases, it is required that the elliptic fibration on the heterotic side has a non-trivial Mordell-Weil group. And while the number of geometrically massless U(1)'s is determined entirely by geometry on the F-theory side, on the heterotic side the correct number of U(1)'s is found by taking into account a Stuckelberg mechanism in the lower-dimensional effective theory. Finally, in geometry, this corresponds to the condition that sections in the two half K3 surfaces that arise in the stable degeneration limit of F-theory can be glued together globally.

  2. Origin of Abelian gauge symmetries in heterotic/F-theory duality

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    Cvetič, Mirjam; Grassi, Antonella; Klevers, Denis; ...

    2016-04-07

    Here, we study aspects of heterotic/F-theory duality for compactifications with Abelian gauge symmetries. We consider F-theory on general Calabi-Yau manifolds with a rank one Mordell-Weil group of rational sections. By rigorously performing the stable degeneration limit in a class of toric models, and also derive both the Calabi-Yau geometry and the spectral cover describing the vector bundle in the heterotic dual theory. We carefully investigate the spectral cover employing the group law on the elliptic curve in the heterotic theory. We find in explicit examples that there are three different classes of heterotic duals that have U(1) factors in theirmore » low energy effective theories: split spectral covers describing bundles with S(U(m) x U(1)) structure group, spectral covers containing torsional sections that seem to give rise to bundles with SU(m) x Z_k structure group and bundles with purely non-Abelian structure groups having a centralizer in E_8 containing a U(1) factor. In the former two cases, it is required that the elliptic fibration on the heterotic side has a non-trivial Mordell-Weil group. And while the number of geometrically massless U(1)'s is determined entirely by geometry on the F-theory side, on the heterotic side the correct number of U(1)'s is found by taking into account a Stuckelberg mechanism in the lower-dimensional effective theory. Finally, in geometry, this corresponds to the condition that sections in the two half K3 surfaces that arise in the stable degeneration limit of F-theory can be glued together globally.« less

  3. Individual vortex nucleation/annihilation in ferromagnetic nanodots with broken symmetry observed by micro-Hall magnetometry

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    Ščepka, T.; Polakovič, T.; Šoltýs, J.; Tóbik, J.; Kulich, M.; Kúdela, R.; Dérer, J.; Cambel, V.

    2015-11-01

    We studied vortex nucleation/annihilation process and its temperature dependence in micromagnetic objects with lowered symmetry using micro-Hall magnetometry. Magnetization reversal curves were obtained for the Pacman-like nanodots placed directly on Hall probes. Lowered symmetry of the object leads to good control of its chirality. Vortex nucleation and annihilation fields strongly depend on the angle of the external in-plane magnetic field with respect on the nanodot symmetry. The micromagnetic simulations support the experimental results - the vortex nucleation fields are controlled by local magnetization configurations present in the object (C-, S-, and double S-states) for field just above vortex nucleation field. The experiments also confirm that the vortex nucleation proceeds via thermal activation over an energy barrier.

  4. Direct observation of broken time-reversal symmetry on the surface of a magnetically doped topological insulator.

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    Okada, Yoshinori; Dhital, Chetan; Zhou, Wenwen; Huemiller, Erik D; Lin, Hsin; Basak, S; Bansil, A; Huang, Y-B; Ding, H; Wang, Z; Wilson, Stephen D; Madhavan, V

    2011-05-20

    We study interference patterns of a magnetically doped topological insulator Bi(2-x)Fe(x)Te(3+d) by using Fourier transform scanning tunneling spectroscopy and observe several new scattering channels. A comparison with angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy allows us to unambiguously ascertain the momentum-space origin of distinct dispersing channels along high-symmetry directions and identify those originating from time-reversal symmetry breaking. Our analysis also reveals that the surface state survives far above the energy where angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy finds the onset of continuum bulk bands.

  5. Gauge and global symmetries of the candidate partially massless bimetric gravity

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    Apolo, Luis; Hassan, S. F.; Lundkvist, Anders

    2016-12-01

    In this paper we investigate a particular ghost-free bimetric theory that exhibits the partially massless (PM) symmetry at quadratic order. At this order the global S O (1 ,4 ) symmetry of the theory is enhanced to S O (1 ,5 ). We show that this global symmetry becomes inconsistent at cubic order, in agreement with a previous calculation. Furthermore, we find that the PM symmetry of this theory cannot be extended beyond cubic order in the PM field. More importantly, it is shown that the PM symmetry cannot be extended to quartic order in any theory with one massless and one massive spin-2 fields.

  6. Hairs of discrete symmetries and gravity

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    Choi, Kang Sin; Kim, Jihn E.; Kyae, Bumseok; Nam, Soonkeon

    2017-06-01

    Gauge symmetries are known to be respected by gravity because gauge charges carry flux lines, but global charges do not carry flux lines and are not conserved by gravitational interaction. For discrete symmetries, they are spontaneously broken in the Universe, forming domain walls. Since the realization of discrete symmetries in the Universe must involve the vacuum expectation values of Higgs fields, a string-like configuration (hair) at the intersection of domain walls in the Higgs vacua can be realized. Therefore, we argue that discrete charges are also respected by gravity.

  7. Strolling along gauge theory vacua

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    Seraj, Ali; Van den Bleeken, Dieter

    2017-08-01

    We consider classical, pure Yang-Mills theory in a box. We show how a set of static electric fields that solve the theory in an adiabatic limit correspond to geodesic motion on the space of vacua, equipped with a particular Riemannian metric that we identify. The vacua are generated by spontaneously broken global gauge symmetries, leading to an infinite number of conserved momenta of the geodesic motion. We show that these correspond to the soft multipole charges of Yang-Mills theory.

  8. Magnetic exchange interaction in the μ-hydroxo bridged vanadium(IV) dimers: a density functional theory combined with broken-symmetry approach

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    Zhang, Lei; Chen, Zhida

    2001-09-01

    Magnetic exchange interaction for the μ-hydroxo bridged vanadium(IV) dimers is investigated based on calculations of density functional theory combined with the broken-symmetry approach. It is found that there is an exponential correlation between the V-O(hydroxo)-V angle, the V-O(hydroxo) distance and the exchange coupling constants J. Meanwhile, the calculated results reveal that the deprotonation of the bridging hydroxo ligand causes a sharp increase of the exchange coupling interaction, but the magnetic coupling constant J is insensitive to the deprotonation of the bridging aquo ligand. Moreover, simplifying each 1,2-bridging squarate ligand with two -OCH 2 groups almost does not influence magnetic exchange behavior between the two vanadium(IV) ions, and the principle of the shortest superexchange pathway is available for the multiplicity of the bridging ligand in the μ-hydroxo bridged vanadium(IV) dimers.

  9. Interface free-energy exponent in the one-dimensional Ising spin glass with long-range interactions in both the droplet and broken replica symmetry regions.

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    Aspelmeier, T; Wang, Wenlong; Moore, M A; Katzgraber, Helmut G

    2016-08-01

    The one-dimensional Ising spin-glass model with power-law long-range interactions is a useful proxy model for studying spin glasses in higher space dimensions and for finding the dimension at which the spin-glass state changes from having broken replica symmetry to that of droplet behavior. To this end we have calculated the exponent that describes the difference in free energy between periodic and antiperiodic boundary conditions. Numerical work is done to support some of the assumptions made in the calculations and to determine the behavior of the interface free-energy exponent of the power law of the interactions. Our numerical results for the interface free-energy exponent are badly affected by finite-size problems.

  10. Interface free-energy exponent in the one-dimensional Ising spin glass with long-range interactions in both the droplet and broken replica symmetry regions

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    Aspelmeier, T.; Wang, Wenlong; Moore, M. A.; Katzgraber, Helmut G.

    2016-08-01

    The one-dimensional Ising spin-glass model with power-law long-range interactions is a useful proxy model for studying spin glasses in higher space dimensions and for finding the dimension at which the spin-glass state changes from having broken replica symmetry to that of droplet behavior. To this end we have calculated the exponent that describes the difference in free energy between periodic and antiperiodic boundary conditions. Numerical work is done to support some of the assumptions made in the calculations and to determine the behavior of the interface free-energy exponent of the power law of the interactions. Our numerical results for the interface free-energy exponent are badly affected by finite-size problems.

  11. Symmetry-Broken Phase Separation of a Two-Component Dipolar Fermi Gas in a Spherically Symmetric Harmonic Trap

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    Miyakawa, Takahiko; Nakamura, Shin; Yabu, Hiroyuki

    2017-03-01

    We study the ground state of a two-component dipolar Fermi gas in a spherically symmetric harmonic trap at zero temperature. On the basis of the Thomas-Fermi-von Weizsäcker approximation, we obtain a phase diagram of the system with equal but opposite values of the magnetic moment. We find that a phase-separated state, which spontaneously breaks the spherical symmetry of the system, emerges.

  12. Composite bound states and broken U(1) symmetry in the chemical-master-equation derivation of the Gray-Scott model.

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    Cooper, Fred; Ghoshal, Gourab; Pérez-Mercader, Juan

    2013-10-01

    We give a first principles derivation of the stochastic partial differential equations that describe the chemical reactions of the Gray-Scott model (GS): U+2V →[λ]3V and V → [μ]P, U → [ν]Q, with a constant feed rate for U. We find that the conservation of probability ensured by the chemical master equation leads to a modification of the usual differential equations for the GS model, which now involves two composite fields and also intrinsic noise terms. One of the composites is ψ(1) = φ(v)(2), where {φ(v)}(η) =v is the concentration of the species V and the averaging is over the internal noise η(u,v,ψ(1)). The second composite field is the product of three fields χ = λφ(u)φ(v)(2) and requires a noise source to ensure probability conservation. A third composite ψ(2) = φ(u)φ(v) can also be identified from the noise-induced reactions. The Hamiltonian that governs the time evolution of the many-body wave function, associated with the master equation, has a broken U(1) symmetry related to particle number conservation. By expanding around the (broken symmetry) zero-energy solution of the Hamiltonian (by performing a Doi shift) one obtains from our path integral formulation the usual reaction diffusion equation, at the classical level. The Langevin equations that are derived from the chemical master equation have multiplicative noise sources for the density fields φ(u), φ(v),χ that induce higher-order processes such as n → n scattering for n>3. The amplitude of the noise acting on φ(v) is itself stochastic in nature.

  13. En route to Background Independence: Broken split-symmetry, and how to restore it with bi-metric average actions

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    Becker, D. Reuter, M.

    2014-11-15

    The most momentous requirement a quantum theory of gravity must satisfy is Background Independence, necessitating in particular an ab initio derivation of the arena all non-gravitational physics takes place in, namely spacetime. Using the background field technique, this requirement translates into the condition of an unbroken split-symmetry connecting the (quantized) metric fluctuations to the (classical) background metric. If the regularization scheme used violates split-symmetry during the quantization process it is mandatory to restore it in the end at the level of observable physics. In this paper we present a detailed investigation of split-symmetry breaking and restoration within the Effective Average Action (EAA) approach to Quantum Einstein Gravity (QEG) with a special emphasis on the Asymptotic Safety conjecture. In particular we demonstrate for the first time in a non-trivial setting that the two key requirements of Background Independence and Asymptotic Safety can be satisfied simultaneously. Carefully disentangling fluctuation and background fields, we employ a ‘bi-metric’ ansatz for the EAA and project the flow generated by its functional renormalization group equation on a truncated theory space spanned by two separate Einstein–Hilbert actions for the dynamical and the background metric, respectively. A new powerful method is used to derive the corresponding renormalization group (RG) equations for the Newton- and cosmological constant, both in the dynamical and the background sector. We classify and analyze their solutions in detail, determine their fixed point structure, and identify an attractor mechanism which turns out instrumental in the split-symmetry restoration. We show that there exists a subset of RG trajectories which are both asymptotically safe and split-symmetry restoring: In the ultraviolet they emanate from a non-Gaussian fixed point, and in the infrared they loose all symmetry violating contributions inflicted on them by the

  14. Type II string theory on Calabi-Yau manifolds with torsion and non-Abelian discrete gauge symmetries

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    Braun, Volker; Cvetič, Mirjam; Donagi, Ron; Poretschkin, Maximilian

    2017-07-01

    We provide the first explicit example of Type IIB string theory compactification on a globally defined Calabi-Yau threefold with torsion which results in a four-dimensional effective theory with a non-Abelian discrete gauge symmetry. Our example is based on a particular Calabi-Yau manifold, the quotient of a product of three elliptic curves by a fixed point free action of Z_2× Z_2 . Its cohomology contains torsion classes in various degrees. The main technical novelty is in determining the multiplicative structure of the (torsion part of) the cohomology ring, and in particular showing that the cup product of second cohomology torsion elements goes non-trivially to the fourth cohomology. This specifies a non-Abelian, Heisenberg-type discrete symmetry group of the cfour-dimensional theory.

  15. Stacking-dependent interlayer coupling in trilayer MoS2 with broken inversion symmetry

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    Yan, Jiaxu; Wang, Xingli; Tay, Beng Kang; Zhou, Wu; Liu, Zheng; Shen, Ze Xiang; Xia, Juan; Liu, Lei; Kuo, Jer -Lai; Chen, Shoushun

    2015-11-13

    The stacking configuration in few-layer two-dimensional (2D) materials results in different structural symmetries and layer-to-layer interactions, and hence it provides a very useful parameter for tuning their electronic properties. For example, ABA-stacking trilayer graphene remains semimetallic similar to that of monolayer, while ABC-stacking is predicted to be a tunable band gap semiconductor under an external electric field. Such stacking dependence resulting from many-body interactions has recently been the focus of intense research activities. Here we demonstrate that few-layer MoS2 samples grown by chemical vapor deposition with different stacking configurations (AA, AB for bilayer; AAB, ABB, ABA, AAA for trilayer) exhibit distinct coupling phenomena in both photoluminescence and Raman spectra. By means of ultralow-frequency (ULF) Raman spectroscopy, we demonstrate that the evolution of interlayer interaction with various stacking configurations correlates strongly with layer-breathing mode (LBM) vibrations. Our ab initio calculations reveal that the layer-dependent properties arise from both the spin–orbit coupling (SOC) and interlayer coupling in different structural symmetries. Lastly, such detailed understanding provides useful guidance for future spintronics fabrication using various stacked few-layer MoS2 blocks.

  16. Magnetic Coupling Constants in Three Electrons Three Centers Problems from Effective Hamiltonian Theory and Validation of Broken Symmetry-Based Approaches.

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    Reta, Daniel; Moreira, Ibério de P R; Illas, Francesc

    2016-07-12

    In the most general case of three electrons in three symmetry unrelated centers with Ŝ1 = Ŝ2 = Ŝ3 = 1/2 localized magnetic moments, the low energy spectrum consists of one quartet (Q) and two doublet (D1, D2) pure spin states. The energy splitting between these spin states can be described with the well-known Heisenberg-Dirac-Van Vleck (HDVV) model spin Hamiltonian, and their corresponding energy expressions are expressed in terms of the three different two-body magnetic coupling constants J12, J23, and J13. However, the values of all three magnetic coupling constants cannot be extracted using the calculated energy of the three spin-adapted states since only two linearly independent energy differences between pure spin states exist. This problem has been recently investigated by Reta et al. (J. Chem. Theory Comput. 2015, 11, 3650), resulting in an alternative proposal to the original Noodleman's broken symmetry mapping approach. In the present work, this proposal is validated by means of ab initio effective Hamiltonian theory, which allows a direct extraction of all three J values from the one-to-one correspondence between the matrix elements of both effective and HDVV Hamiltonian. The effective Hamiltonian matrix representation has been constructed from configuration interaction wave functions for the three spin states obtained for two model systems showing a different degree of delocalization of the unpaired electrons. These encompass a trinuclear Cu(II) complex and a π-conjugated purely organic triradical.

  17. On the existence of chaos in a class of two-degree-of-freedom, damped, strongly parametrically forced mechanical systems with broken O(2) symmetry

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    Feng, Zaichun; Wiggins, Stephen

    1993-03-01

    In this paper we study some aspects of the global dynamics associated with a normal form that arises in the study of a class of two-degree-of-freedom, damped, parametrically forced mechanical systems. In our analysis the amplitude of the forcing is an ϕ(1) quantity, hence of the same order as the nonlinearity. The normal form is relevant to the study of modal interactions in parametrically excited surface waves in nearly square tanks, parametrically excited, nearly square plates, and parametrically excited beams with nearly square cross sections. These geometrical constraints result in a normal form with broken O(2) symmetry and the two interacting modes have nearly equal frequencies. Our main result is a method for determining the parameter values for which a “Silnikov type” homoclinic orbit exists. Such a homoclinic orbit gives rise to a well-described type of chaos. In this problem chaos arises as a result of a balance between symmetry breaking and dissipative terms in the normal form. We use a new global perturbation technique developed by Kovačič and Wiggins that is a combination of higher dimensional Melnikov methods and geometrical singular perturbation methods.

  18. Single-mode lasers and parity-time symmetry broken gratings based on active dielectric-loaded long-range surface plasmon polariton waveguides.

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    Hahn, Choloong; Song, Seok Ho; Oh, Cha Hwan; Berini, Pierre

    2015-07-27

    Single-mode distributed feedback laser structures and parity-time symmetry broken grating structures based on dielectric-loaded long-range surface plasmon polariton waveguides are proposed. The structures comprise a thin Ag stripe on an active polymer bottom cladding with an active polymer ridge. The active polymer assumed is PMMA doped with IR140 dye providing optical gain at near infrared wavelengths. Cutoff top ridge dimensions (thickness and width) are calculated using a finite element method and selected to guarantee single-mode operation of the laser. Several parameters such as the threshold number of periods and the lasing wavelength are determined using the transfer matrix method. A related structure based on two pairs of waveguides of two widths, which have the same imaginary part but different real part of effective index, arranged within one grating period, is proposed as an active grating operating at the threshold for parity-time symmetry breaking (i.e., operating at an exceptional point). Such "exceptional point" gratings produce ideal reflectance asymmetry as demonstrated via transfer matrix computations.

  19. Tunneling conductance of normal metal/dx2-y2-wave superconductor junctions in the presence of broken time-reversal symmetry states near interfaces

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    Tanuma, Y.; Tanaka, Y.; Kashiwaya, S.

    2001-12-01

    In order to clarify the influence of (the presence of) the broken time-reversal symmetry state (BTRSS) induced near the interface, tunneling conductance spectra in normal metal/dx2-y2-wave superconductor junctions are calculated on the basis of the quasiclassical Green's function method. The spatial dependence of the pair potential in the superconductor side is determined self-consistently. We discuss two types of the symmetry on the BTRSS: (i) dx2-y2+is-wave state and (ii) dx2-y2+idxy-wave state. It is shown that the amplitude of the subdominant component (is wave or idxy wave) is quite sensitive to the transmission coefficient of the junction. As the results, the splitting of the zero-bias conductance peak due to the BTRSS inducement is detectable only at junctions with small transmission coefficients for both cases. When the transmission coefficients are relatively large, the explicit peak splitting does not occur and the difference in the two cases appears in the height of the zero-bias peaks.

  20. Realizing anomalous anyonic symmetries at the surfaces of three-dimensional gauge theories

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    Fidkowski, Lukasz; Vishwanath, Ashvin

    2017-07-01

    The hallmark of a two-dimensional (2d) topologically ordered phase is the existence of deconfined "anyon" excitations that have exotic braiding and exchange statistics, different from those of ordinary bosons or fermions. As opposed to conventional Landau-Ginzburg-Wilson phases, which are classified on the basis of the spontaneous breaking of an underlying symmetry, topologically ordered phases, such as those occurring in the fractional quantum Hall effect, are absolutely stable, not requiring any such symmetry. Recently, though, it has been realized that symmetries, which may still be present in such systems, can give rise to a host of new, distinct, many-body phases, all of which share the same underlying topological order. These "symmetry enriched" topological (SET) phases are distinguished not on the basis of anyon braiding statistics alone, but also by the symmetry properties of the anyons, such as their fractional charges, or the way that different anyons are permuted by the symmetry. Thus a useful approach to classifying SETs is to determine all possible such symmetry actions on the anyons that are algebraically consistent with the anyon statistics. Remarkably, however, there exist symmetry actions that, despite being algebraically consistent, cannot be realized in any physical system, and hence do not lead to valid 2d SETs. One class of such "anomalous" SETs, characterized by certain disallowed symmetry fractionalization patterns, finds a physical interpretation as an allowed surface state of certain three-dimensional (3d) short-range entangled phases, but another, characterized by some seemingly valid but anomalous permutation actions of the symmetry on the anyons and encoded in an H3(G ,A ) group cohomology class, has so far eluded a physical interpretation. In this work, we find a way to physically realize these anomalously permuting SETs at the surfaces of certain 3d long-range entangled phases, expanding our understanding of general anomalous SETs in

  1. Engineering new properties in PbTiO3 based superlattices: compositionally broken inversion symmetry and polarization rotation

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    Dawber, Matthew

    2013-03-01

    In this talk I will present results on two superlattice systems which contain ultra fine layers of PbTiO3 and another perovskite material. In recent years, much work has been done on the PbTiO3/SrTiO3 system, with a focus on improper ferroelectricity and the arrangement of ferroelectric domains. Here, we consider two different partner materials for PbTiO3, each of which introduces markedly different behavior in the resulting superlattice. PbTiO3/SrRuO3 superlattices with ultra-thin SrRuO3 layers were studied both experimentally and using density functional theory. Due to the superlattice geometry, the samples show a large anisotropy in their electrical resistivity, which can be controlled by changing the thickness of the PbTiO3 layers. Therefore, along the ferroelectric direction, SrRuO3 layers can act as dielectric, rather than metallic, elements. We show that, by reducing the thickness of the PbTiO3 layers, an increasingly important effect of polarization asymmetry due to compositional inversion symmetry breaking occurs. The compositional inversion symmetry breaking is seen in this bi-color superlattice due to the combined variation of A and B site ions within the superlattice. We have also achieved an experimental enhancement of the piezoelectric response and dielectric tunability in artificially layered epitaxial PbTiO3/CaTiO3 superlattices through an engineered rotation of the polarization direction. As the relative layer thicknesses within the superlattice were changed from sample to sample we found evidence for polarization rotation in multiple x-ray diffraction measurements. Associated changes in functional properties were seen in electrical measurements and piezoforce microscopy. These results demonstrate a new approach to inducing polarization rotation under ambient conditions in an artificially layered thin film. Work supported by NSF DMR1055413

  2. Non-linear magnetization dynamics probed with X-rays: 1. Broken cylindrical symmetry of uniform modes

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    Goulon, J.; Brouder, Ch.; Rogalev, A.; Goujon, G.; Wilhelm, F.

    2014-10-01

    We discuss how X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) and X-ray magnetic linear dichroism (XMLD) may complement each other to probe the nonlinear nature of the resonant precession of either spin or orbital magnetization components in aligned ferro-, ferri- or even antiferro-magnets. The Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert (LLG) equation is solved in a rotating frame locked to the microwave pump field, while treating as time-dependent perturbations the terms which, in the formulation of the free energy density, break down the cylindrical symmetry of precession. Concretely, we analyze the time-oscillating deviations of the magnetization from the steady-state solutions of the LLG equation hereafter called SS-modes. At any perturbation order, one may derive magnetic dipole components which oscillate at harmonic frequencies of the pump frequency and could be probed with XMCD. Under bichromatic pumping, frequency mixing arises from a time-dependent Zeeman coupling between two rotating frames locked to each individual pump field. Similarly, we expect magnetic quadrupole components to oscillate at the same frequencies. For consistency, their derivation requires a perturbation calculation up to second order. The latter time-reversal even, rank-2 magnetic tensor components can be probed only with XMLD. Beyond the (reciprocal) linear dichroism classically measured in ferri- or antiferromagnetic samples, a non-reciprocal XMLD signal is to be expected when space parity is lost. Nonlinear effects strongly depend upon the relative orientations of the external bias field and of the pump field with respect to the symmetry axes of the magnetic system. This holds true for the foldover lineshape distortions, harmonic generation, frequency mixing or multiquanta excitations.

  3. Simplified DM models with the full SM gauge symmetry: the case of t-channel colored scalar mediators

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    Ko, P.; Natale, Alexander; Park, Myeonghun; Yokoya, Hiroshi

    2017-01-01

    The general strategy for dark matter (DM) searches at colliders currently relies on simplified models. In this paper, we propose a new t-channel UV-complete simplified model that improves the existing simplified DM models in two important respects: (i) we impose the full SM gauge symmetry including the fact that the left-handed and the right-handed fermions have two independent mediators with two independent couplings, and (ii) we include the renormalization group evolution when we derive the effective Lagrangian for DM-nucleon scattering from the underlying UV complete models by integrating out the t-channel mediators. The first improvement will introduce a few more new parameters compared with the existing simplified DM models. In this study we look at the effect this broader set of free parameters has on direct detection and the mono- X + MET ( X=jet, W,Z) signatures at 13TeV LHC while maintaining gauge invariance of the simplified model under the full SM gauge group. We find that the direct detection constraints require DM masses less than 10 GeV in order to produce phenomenologically interesting collider signatures. Additionally, for a fixed mono-W cross section it is possible to see very large differences in the mono-jet cross section when the usual simplified model assumptions are loosened and isospin violation between RH and LH DM-SM quark couplings are allowed.

  4. On the dualization of scalars into ( d - 2)-forms in supergravity. Momentum maps, R-symmetry and gauged supergravity

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    Bandos, Igor A.; Ortín, Tomás

    2016-08-01

    We review and investigate different aspects of scalar fields in supergravity theories both when they parametrize symmetric spaces and when they parametrize spaces of special holonomy which are not necessarily symmetric (Kähler and Quaternionic-Kähler spaces): their rôle in the definition of derivatives of the fermions covariant under the R-symmetry group and (in gauged supergravities) under some gauge group, their dualization into ( d - 2)-forms, their role in the supersymmetry transformation rules (via fermion shifts, for instance) etc. We find a general definition of momentum map that applies to any manifold admitting a Killing vector and coincides with those of the holomorphic and tri-holomorphic momentum maps in Kähler and quaternionic-Kähler spaces and with an independent definition that can be given in symmetric spaces. We show how the momen-tum map occurs ubiquitously: in gauge-covariant derivatives of fermions, in fermion shifts, in the supersymmetry transformation rules of ( d - 2)-forms etc. We also give the general structure of the Noether-Gaillard-Zumino conserved currents in theories with fields of different ranks in any dimension.

  5. Broken valence chiral symmetry and chiral polarization of Dirac spectrum in N{sub f}=12 QCD at small quark mass

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    Alexandru, Andrei; Horváth, Ivan

    2016-01-22

    The validity of recently proposed equivalence between valence spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking (vSChSB) and chiral polarization of low energy Dirac spectrum (ChP) in SU(3) gauge theory, is examined for the case of twelve mass–degenerate fundamental quark flavors. We find that the vSChSB–ChP correspondence holds for regularized systems studied. Moreover, our results suggest that vSChSB occurs in two qualitatively different circumstances: there is a quark mass m{sub c} such that for m > m{sub c} the mode condensing Dirac spectrum exhibits standard monotonically increasing density, while for m{sub ch} < m < m{sub c} the peak around zero separates from the bulk of the spectrum, with density showing a pronounced depletion at intermediate scales. Valence chiral symmetry restoration may occur at yet smaller masses m < m{sub ch}, but this has not yet been seen by overlap valence probe, leaving the m{sub ch} = 0 possibility open. The latter option could place massless N{sub f}=12 theory outside of conformal window. Anomalous behavior of overlap Dirac spectrum for m{sub ch} < m < m{sub c} is qualitatively similar to one observed previously in zero and few–flavor theories as an effect of thermal agitation.

  6. The role of broken symmetry in solvation of a spherical cavity in classical and quantum water models

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    Remsing, Richard C.; Baer, Marcel D.; Schenter, Gregory K.; Mundy, Christopher J.; Weeks, John D.

    2014-08-21

    Insertion of a hard sphere cavity in liquid water breaks translational symmetry and generates an electrostatic potential difference between the region near the cavity and the bulk. Here, we clarify the physical interpretation of this potential and its calculation. We also show that the electrostatic potential in the center of small, medium, and large cavities depends very sensitively on the form of the assumed molecular interactions for dfferent classical simple point-charge models and quantum mechanical DFT-based interaction potentials, as reected in their description of donor and acceptor hydrogen bonds near the cavity. These dfferences can signifcantly affect the magnitude of the scalar electrostatic potential. We argue that the result of these studies will have direct consequences toward our understanding of the thermodynamics of ion solvation through the cavity charging process. JDW and RCR are supported by the National Science Foundation (Grants CHE0848574 and CHE1300993). CJM and GKS are supported by the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Chemical Sciences, Geosciences and Biosciences. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is operated for the Department of Energy by Battelle. MDB is grateful for the support of the Linus Pauling Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at PNNL. We acknowledge illuminating discussions and sharing of ideas and preprints with Dr. Shawn M. Kathmann and Prof. Tom Beck. The DFT simulations used resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. Additional computing resources were generously allocated by PNNL's Institutional Computing program.

  7. Semidirect gauge mediation in conformal windows of vectorlike gauge theories

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    Yanagida, T. T.; Yonekura, Kazuya

    2010-06-15

    Direct gauge mediation models using the Intriligator-Seiberg-Shih metastable vacua suffer from the Landau pole problem of the standard-model gauge couplings and the existence of R-symmetry forbidding gaugino masses. These problems may be solved by using the recently proposed supersymmetry (SUSY)-breaking models in a conformal window of the vectorlike SU(N{sub C}) gauge theory with gauge singlets. In this paper we propose a model of gauge mediation based on the SUSY-breaking model in the conformal window, and study the dynamics for SUSY breaking. In this model, there are massive vectorlike bifundamental fields charged under both SU(N{sub C}) and the standard-model gauge group, and our model can be regarded as a semidirect gauge mediation model. The color number N{sub C} can be small to avoid the Landau pole problem, and R symmetry is also broken under a reasonable assumption on the strong dynamics of the model. The model possesses only one free parameter, and the gaugino and sfermion masses are naturally of the same order.

  8. Broken Leg

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    ... through — like when you try to break a green stick of wood. Most broken bones in children ... subside before they are casted. Immobilization Restricting the movement of a broken bone in your leg is ...

  9. Broken Nose

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    ... include contact sports, physical fights, falls and motor vehicle accidents that result in facial trauma. A broken ... such as football or hockey Physical altercations Motor vehicle accidents Falls A broken nose can even be ...

  10. Matter-parity as a residual gauge symmetry: Probing a theory of cosmological dark matter

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    Alves, Alexandre; Arcadi, Giorgio; Dong, P. V.; Duarte, Laura; Queiroz, Farinaldo S.; Valle, José W. F.

    2017-09-01

    We discuss a non-supersymmetric scenario which addresses the origin of the matter-parity symmetry, PM =(- 1) 3 (B - L) + 2 s, leading to a viable Dirac fermion dark matter candidate. Implications to electroweak precision, muon anomalous magnetic moment, flavor changing interactions, lepton flavor violation, dark matter and collider physics are discussed in detail. We show that this non-supersymmetric model is capable of generating the matter-parity symmetry in agreement with existing data with gripping implications to particle physics and cosmology.

  11. Quantum master equation method based on the broken-symmetry time-dependent density functional theory: application to dynamic polarizability of open-shell molecular systems.

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    Kishi, Ryohei; Nakano, Masayoshi

    2011-04-21

    A novel method for the calculation of the dynamic polarizability (α) of open-shell molecular systems is developed based on the quantum master equation combined with the broken-symmetry (BS) time-dependent density functional theory within the Tamm-Dancoff approximation, referred to as the BS-DFTQME method. We investigate the dynamic α density distribution obtained from BS-DFTQME calculations in order to analyze the spatial contributions of electrons to the field-induced polarization and clarify the contributions of the frontier orbital pair to α and its density. To demonstrate the performance of this method, we examine the real part of dynamic α of singlet 1,3-dipole systems having a variety of diradical characters (y). The frequency dispersion of α, in particular in the resonant region, is shown to strongly depend on the exchange-correlation functional as well as on the diradical character. Under sufficiently off-resonant condition, the dynamic α is found to decrease with increasing y and/or the fraction of Hartree-Fock exchange in the exchange-correlation functional, which enhances the spin polarization, due to the decrease in the delocalization effects of π-diradical electrons in the frontier orbital pair. The BS-DFTQME method with the BHandHLYP exchange-correlation functional also turns out to semiquantitatively reproduce the α spectra calculated by a strongly correlated ab initio molecular orbital method, i.e., the spin-unrestricted coupled-cluster singles and doubles.

  12. The origin of gauge symmetries in integrable systems of the KdV type

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    Bakas, I.; Depireux, D.A. )

    1992-03-30

    Generalized systems of integrable nonlinear differential equations of the KdV type are considered from the point of view of self-dual Yang-Mills theory in space-times with signature. This paper presents a systematic method for embedding the rth flows of the SL(N) KdV hierarchy with N {ge} 2 and r {lt} N in the dimensionally reduced self-dual system using SL(N) as a gauge group. We also find that for r {gt} N the corresponding equations can be described in a similar fashion, provided that (in general) the rank of the gauge group increases accordingly. Certain connections of this formalism with W{sub N} algebras are also discussed. Finally the authors obtain a new class of nonlinear systems in two dimensions by introducing self-dual Ansatze associated with the W{sup (l)} {sub N} algebras of Bershadsky and Polyakov.

  13. Gauge Symmetry of the N-body Problem in the Hamilton-Jacobi Approach

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    2004-01-12

    Mechanics. Springer- Verlag, NY. [29] Subbotin, M. F. 1958. ” Leonhard Euler and the Astronomical Problems of his Time.” In: Voprosy Istorii...space. It coincides with the regular Lagrange gauge when the perturbation is velocity-independent. 1 Euler and Lagrange 1.1 The history The planetary...exerted upon one another by Saturn and Jupiter. In the publication on the Lunar motion, dated by 1753, Euler derived the equations for the longitude of the

  14. Explaining B →K(*)ℓ+ℓ- anomaly by radiatively induced coupling in U (1 )μ -τ gauge symmetry

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    Ko, P.; Nomura, Takaaki; Okada, Hiroshi

    2017-06-01

    We propose a scenario to generate flavor violating Z' interactions at one-loop level by introducing U (1 )μ -τ gauge symmetry, extra vectorlike quark doublets Qa', and a singlet scalar χ . Both Qa' and χ are charged under U (1 )μ-τ and carry odd dark Z2 parity. Assuming that χ is the dark matter (DM) of the Universe and imposing various constraints from a dark matter search, flavor physics, and a collider search for Qa', one can show that radiative corrections to b →s Z'*→s l+l- involving Qa' and χ can induce Δ C9˜-1 , which can resolve the LHCb anomalies related with B →K(*)ℓ+ℓ-. Therefore, both DM and B physics anomalies can be accommodated in the model.

  15. Single field inflation in supergravity with a U(1) gauge symmetry

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    Heurtier, L.; Khalil, S.; Moursy, A. E-mail: skhalil@zewailcity.edu.eg

    2015-10-01

    A single field inflation based on a supergravity model with a shift symmetry and U(1) extension of the MSSM is analyzed. We show that one of the real components of the two U(1) charged scalar fields plays the role of inflaton with an effective scalar potential similar to the ''new chaotic inflation'' scenario. Both non-anomalous and anomalous (with Fayet-Iliopoulos term) U(1) are studied. We show that the non-anomalous U(1) scenario is consistent with data of the cosmic microwave background and recent astrophysical measurements. A possible kinetic mixing between U(1) and U(1){sub B−L} is considered in order to allow for natural decay channels of the inflaton, leading to a reheating epoch. Upper limits on the reheating temperature thus turn out to favour an intermediate (∼ O(10{sup 13}) GeV) scale B−L symmetry breaking.

  16. Single field inflation in supergravity with a U(1) gauge symmetry

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    Heurtier, L.; Khalil, S.; Moursy, A.

    2015-10-19

    A single field inflation based on a supergravity model with a shift symmetry and U(1) extension of the MSSM is analyzed. We show that one of the real components of the two U(1) charged scalar fields plays the role of inflaton with an effective scalar potential similar to the “new chaotic inflation” scenario. Both non-anomalous and anomalous (with Fayet-Iliopoulos term) U(1) are studied. We show that the non-anomalous U(1) scenario is consistent with data of the cosmic microwave background and recent astrophysical measurements. A possible kinetic mixing between U(1) and U(1){sub B−L} is considered in order to allow for natural decay channels of the inflaton, leading to a reheating epoch. Upper limits on the reheating temperature thus turn out to favour an intermediate (∼O(10{sup 13}) GeV) scale B−L symmetry breaking.

  17. Natural Electroweak Breaking from a Mirror Symmetry

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    Chacko, Z.; Goh, Hock-Seng; Harnik, Roni

    2006-06-16

    We present ''twin Higgs models,'' simple realizations of the Higgs boson as a pseudo Goldstone boson that protect the weak scale from radiative corrections up to scales of order 5-10 TeV. In the ultraviolet these theories have a discrete symmetry which interchanges each standard model particle with a corresponding particle which transforms under a twin or a mirror standard model gauge group. In addition, the Higgs sector respects an approximate global symmetry. When this global symmetry is broken, the discrete symmetry tightly constrains the form of corrections to the pseudo Goldstone Higgs potential, allowing natural electroweak symmetry breaking. Precision electroweak constraints are satisfied by construction. These models demonstrate that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, stabilizing the weak scale does not require new light particles charged under the standard model gauge groups.

  18. 7D bosonic higher spin gauge theory: symmetry algebra and linearized constraints

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    Sezgin, E.; Sundell, P.

    2002-07-01

    We construct the minimal bosonic higher spin extension of the 7D AdS algebra SO(6,2), which we call hs(8 ∗) . The generators, which have spin s=1,3,5,… , are realized as monomials in Grassmann even spinor oscillators. Irreducibility, in the form of tracelessness, is achieved by modding out an infinite-dimensional ideal containing the traces. In this a key role is played by the tree bilinear traces which form an SU(2) K algebra. We show that gauging of hs(8 ∗) yields a spectrum of physical fields with spin s=0,2,4,… which make up a UIR of hs(8 ∗) isomorphic to the symmetric tensor product of two 6D scalar doubletons. The scalar doubleton is the unique SU(2) K invariant 6D doubleton. The spin s⩾2 sector comes from an hs(8 ∗) -valued one-form which also contains the auxiliary gauge fields required for writing the curvature constraints in covariant form. The physical spin s=0 field arises in a separate zero-form in a 'quasi-adjoint' representation of hs(8 ∗) . This zero-form also contains the spin s⩾2 Weyl tensors, i.e., the curvatures which are non-vanishing on-shell. We suggest that the hs(8 ∗) gauge theory describes the minimal bosonic, massless truncation of M-theory on AdS7× S4 in an unbroken phase where the holographic dual is given by N free (2,0) tensor multiplets for large N.

  19. The gauge sector of the SME with Lorentz-symmetry violation by symplectic projector method

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    Belich, H.; Santos, M. A.; Orlando, M. T. D.

    2015-09-01

    We propose to analyze a modified electromagnetism inspired from the gauge sector of the Standard Model extension (SME). From the point of view of a canonical formulation, we carried out the usual analysis on the constraints structure of the odd sector (Carroll-Field-Jackiw term) and a Maxwell term with an effective metric. This effective metric is obtained by a vectorial decomposition of the CPT-even term, that is absorbed in the ordinary Maxwell term. Using symplectic projector method (SPM), we obtain the dispersions relations and we have verified conditions of stability to determine the valid spectrum.

  20. TeV-scale gauged B-L symmetry with inverse seesaw mechanism

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    Khalil, Shaaban

    2010-10-01

    We propose a modified version of the TeV-scale B-L extension of the standard model, where neutrino masses are generated through the inverse seesaw mechanism. We show that heavy neutrinos in this model can be accessible via clean signals at the LHC. The search for the extra gauge boson Z{sub B-L}{sup '} through the decay into dileptons or two dileptons plus missing energy is studied. We also show that the B-L extra Higgs boson can be directly probed at the LHC via a clean dilepton and missing energy signal.

  1. Multi-Higgs doublet models with local U(1){sub H} gauge symmetry and neutrino physics therein

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    Ko, P.; Yu, Chaehyun; Omura, Yuji

    2014-01-01

    Multi-Higgs doublet models appear in many interesting extensions of the standard model (SM). But they suffer from Higgs-mediated flavor changing neutral current (FCNC) problem which is very generic. In this talk, I describe that this problem can be resolved or mitigated if we introduce local U(1){sub H} Higgs flavor gauge symmetry. As examples, I describe chiral U(1){sub H} models where the right-handed up-type quarks also carry U(1){sub H} charges and discuss the top forward-backward asymmetry (FBA) and B → D{sup (*)}τν puzzle. Next I describe the two-Higgs doublet models where the usual Z₂ symmetry is implemented to U(1){sub H} and show how the Type-I and Type-II models are extended. One possible extension of Type-II has the same fermion contents with the leptophobic E₆Z´ model by Rosner, and I discuss the neutrino sector in this model briefly.

  2. Stokes' theorem, gauge symmetry and the time-dependent Aharonov-Bohm effect

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    Macdougall, James Singleton, Douglas

    2014-04-15

    Stokes' theorem is investigated in the context of the time-dependent Aharonov-Bohm effect—the two-slit quantum interference experiment with a time varying solenoid between the slits. The time varying solenoid produces an electric field which leads to an additional phase shift which is found to exactly cancel the time-dependent part of the usual magnetic Aharonov-Bohm phase shift. This electric field arises from a combination of a non-single valued scalar potential and/or a 3-vector potential. The gauge transformation which leads to the scalar and 3-vector potentials for the electric field is non-single valued. This feature is connected with the non-simply connected topology of the Aharonov-Bohm set-up. The non-single valued nature of the gauge transformation function has interesting consequences for the 4-dimensional Stokes' theorem for the time-dependent Aharonov-Bohm effect. An experimental test of these conclusions is proposed.

  3. Gauging spacetime symmetries on the worldsheet and the geometric Langlands program — II

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    Tan, Meng-Chwan

    2008-09-01

    We generalise the analysis carried out in [1], and find that our previous results can be extended beyond the case of SL (N,C). In particular, we show that an equivalence — at the level of the holomorphic chiral algebra — between a bosonic string on a smooth coset manifold G/B and a B-gauged version of itself on G, will imply an isomorphism of classical Script W-algebras and a level relation which underlie a geometric Langlands correspondence for the simply-laced, complex ADE-groups. In addition, as opposed to line operators and branes of an open topological sigma-model, the Hecke operators and Hecke eigensheaves, can, instead, be physically interpreted in terms of the correlation functions of local operators in the holomorphic chiral algebra of a closed, quasi-topological sigma-model. Our present results thus serve as an alternative physical interpretation — to that of an electric-magnetic duality of four-dimensional gauge theory demonstrated earlier by Kapustin and Witten in [2]—of the geometric Langlands correspondence for complex ADE-groups. The cases with tame and mild ``ramifications'' are also discussed.

  4. Gauging spacetime symmetries on the worldsheet and the geometric Langlands program

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    Tan, Meng-Chwan

    2008-03-01

    We study the two-dimensional twisted (0, 2) sigma-model on various smooth complex flag manifolds G/B, and explore its relevance to the geometric Langlands program. We find that an equivalence—at the level of the holomorphic chiral algebra—between a bosonic string on G/B and a B-gauged version of itself on G, will imply an isomorphism of classical Script W-algebras and a level relation which underlie a geometric Langlands correspondence for G = SL(N, C). This furnishes an alternative physical interpretation of the geometric Langlands correspondence for G = SL(N, C), to that demonstrated earlier by Kapustin and Witten via an electric-magnetic duality of four-dimensional gauge theory. Likewise, the Hecke operators and Hecke eigensheaves will have an alternative physical interpretation in terms of the correlation functions of local operators in the holomorphic chiral algebra of a quasi-topological sigma-model without boundaries. A forthcoming paper will investigate the interpretation of a ``quantum'' geometric Langlands correspondence for G = SL(N, C) in a similar setting, albeit with fluxes of the sigma-model moduli which induce a ``quantum'' deformation of the relevant classical algebras turned on.

  5. Monte Carlo Markov chains analysis of WMAP3 and SDSS data points to broken symmetry inflaton potentials and provides a lower bound on the tensor to scalar ratio

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    Destri, C.; Vega, H. J. de; Sanchez, N. G.

    2008-02-15

    We perform a Monte Carlo Markov chains (MCMC) analysis of the available cosmic microwave background (CMB) and large scale structure (LSS) data (including the three years WMAP data) with single field slow-roll new inflation and chaotic inflation models. We do this within our approach to inflation as an effective field theory in the Ginsburg-Landau spirit with fourth degree trinomial potentials in the inflaton field {phi}. We derive explicit formulae and study in detail the spectral index n{sub s} of the adiabatic fluctuations, the ratio r of tensor to scalar fluctuations, and the running index dn{sub s}/dlnk. We use these analytic formulas as hard constraints on n{sub s} and r in the MCMC analysis. Our analysis differs in this crucial aspect from previous MCMC studies in the literature involving the WMAP3 data. Our results are as follows: (i) The data strongly indicate the breaking (whether spontaneous or explicit) of the {phi}{yields}-{phi} symmetry of the inflaton potentials both for new and for chaotic inflation. (ii) Trinomial new inflation naturally satisfies this requirement and provides an excellent fit to the data. (iii) Trinomial chaotic inflation produces the best fit in a very narrow corner of the parameter space. (iv) The chaotic symmetric trinomial potential is almost certainly ruled out (at 95% C.L.). In trinomial chaotic inflation the MCMC runs go towards a potential in the boundary of the parameter space and which resembles a spontaneously symmetry broken potential of new inflation. (v) The above results and further physical analysis here lead us to conclude that new inflation gives the best description of the data. (vi) We find a lower bound for r within trinomial new inflation potentials: r>0.016(95%CL) and r>0.049(68%CL). (vii) The preferred new inflation trinomial potential is a double well, even function of the field with a moderate quartic coupling yielding as most probable values: n{sub s}{approx_equal}0.958, r{approx_equal}0.055. This value

  6. Generalizing twisted gauge invariance

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    Duenas-Vidal, Alvaro; Vazquez-Mozo, Miguel A.

    2009-05-01

    We discuss the twisting of gauge symmetry in noncommutative gauge theories and show how this can be generalized to a whole continuous family of twisted gauge invariances. The physical relevance of these twisted invariances is discussed.

  7. Triplet pair amplitude in a trapped s -wave superfluid Fermi gas with broken spin rotation symmetry. II. Three-dimensional continuum case

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    Inotani, Daisuke; Hanai, Ryo; Ohashi, Yoji

    2016-10-01

    We extend our recent work [Y. Endo et al., Phys. Rev. A 92, 023610 (2015)], 10.1103/PhysRevA.92.023610 for a parity-mixing effect in a model of two-dimensional lattice fermions to a realistic three-dimensional ultracold Fermi gas. Including effects of broken local spatial inversion symmetry by a trap potential within the framework of the real-space Bogoliubov-de Gennes theory at T =0 , we point out that an odd-parity p -wave Cooper-pair amplitude is expected to have already been realized in previous experiments on an (even-parity) s -wave superfluid Fermi gas with spin imbalance. This indicates that when one suddenly changes the s -wave pairing interaction to an appropriate p -wave one by using a Feshbach technique in this case, a nonvanishing p -wave superfluid order parameter is immediately obtained, which is given by the product of the p -wave interaction and the p -wave pair amplitude that has already been induced in the spin-imbalanced s -wave superfluid Fermi gas. Thus, by definition, the system is in the p -wave superfluid state, at least just after this manipulation. Since the achievement of a p -wave superfluid state is one of the most exciting challenges in cold Fermi gas physics, our results may provide an alternative approach to this unconventional pairing state. In addition, since the parity-mixing effect cannot be explained as far as one deals with a trap potential in the local density approximation (LDA), it is considered as a crucial example which requires us to go beyond the LDA.

  8. Generators of dynamical symmetries and the correct gauge transformation in the Landau level problem: use of pseudomomentum and pseudo-angular momentum

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    Konstantinou, Georgios; Moulopoulos, Konstantinos

    2016-11-01

    Due to the importance of gauge symmetry in all fields of physics, and motivated by an article written almost three decades ago that warns against a naive handling of gauge transformations in the Landau level problem (a quantum electron moving in a spatially uniform magnetic field), we point out a proper use of the generators of dynamical symmetries combined with gauge transformation methods to easily obtain exact analytical solutions for all Landau level-wavefunctions in arbitrary gauge. Our method is different from the old argument and provides solutions in an easier manner and in a broader set of geometries and gauges; in so doing, it eliminates the need for extra procedures (i.e. a change of basis) pointed out as a necessary step in the old literature, and gives back the standard simple result, provided that an appropriate use is made of the dynamical symmetries of the system and their generators. In this way the present work will at least be useful for university-level education, i.e. in advanced classes in quantum mechanics and condensed matter physics. In addition, it clarifies the actual role of the gauge in the Landau level problem, which often appears confusing in the usual derivations provided in textbooks. Finally, we go further by showing that a similar methodology can be made to apply to the more difficult case of a spatially non-uniform magnetic field (where closed analytical results are rare), in which case the various generators (pseudomomentum and pseudo-angular momentum) appear as line integrals of the inhomogeneous magnetic field; we give closed analytical solutions for all cases, and show how the old and rather forgotten Bawin-Burnel gauge shows up naturally as a ‘reference gauge’ in all solutions.

  9. Supersymmetry breaking on gauged non-Abelian vortices

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    Konishi, Kenichi; Nitta, Muneto; Vinci, Walter

    2012-09-01

    There is a great number of systems characterized by a completely broken gauge symmetry, but with an unbroken global color-flavor diagonal symmetry, i.e., systems in the so-called color-flavor locked phase. If the gauge symmetry breaking supports vortices, the latter develop non-Abelian orientational zero-modes and become non-Abelian vortices, a subject of intense study in the last several years. In this paper we consider the effects of weakly gauging the full exact global flavor symmetry in such systems, deriving an effective description of the light excitations in the presence of a vortex. Surprising consequences are shown to follow. The fluctuations of the vortex orientational modes get diffused to bulk modes through tunneling processes. When the model is embedded in an {N} = 2 supersymmetric theory, the vortex is still 1/2 BPS saturated, but the vortex effective action breaks supersymmetry spontaneously.

  10. SU(3) gauge symmetry for collective rotational states in deformed nuclei

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    Rosensteel, George; Sparks, Nick

    2016-09-01

    How do deformed nuclei rotate? The qualitative answer is that a velocity-dependent interaction causes a strong coupling between the angular momentum and the vortex momentum (or Kelvin circulation). To achieve a quantitative explanation, we propose a significant extension of the Bohr-Mottelson legacy model in which collective wave functions are vector-valued in an irreducible representation of SU(3). This SU(3) is not the usual Elliott choice, but rather describes internal vorticity in the rotating frame. The circulation values C of an SU(3) irreducible representation, say the (8,0) for 20Ne, are C = 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, which is the same as the angular momentum spectrum in the Elliott model; the reason is a reciprocity theorem in the symplectic model. The differential geometry of Yang-Mills theory provides a natural mathematical framework to solve the angular-vortex coupling riddle. The requisite strong coupling is a ``magnetic-like'' interaction arising from the covariant derivative and the bundle connection. The model builds on prior work about the Yang-Mills SO(3) gauge group model.

  11. Gauge Theories of Vector Particles

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    Glashow, S. L.; Gell-Mann, M.

    1961-04-24

    The possibility of generalizing the Yang-Mills trick is examined. Thus we seek theories of vector bosons invariant under continuous groups of coordinate-dependent linear transformations. All such theories may be expressed as superpositions of certain "simple" theories; we show that each "simple theory is associated with a simple Lie algebra. We may introduce mass terms for the vector bosons at the price of destroying the gauge-invariance for coordinate-dependent gauge functions. The theories corresponding to three particular simple Lie algebras - those which admit precisely two commuting quantum numbers - are examined in some detail as examples. One of them might play a role in the physics of the strong interactions if there is an underlying super-symmetry, transcending charge independence, that is badly broken. The intermediate vector boson theory of weak interactions is discussed also. The so-called "schizon" model cannot be made to conform to the requirements of partial gauge-invariance.

  12. Broken-Symmetry DFT Computations for the Reaction Pathway of IspH, an Iron–Sulfur Enzyme in Pathogenic Bacteria

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    2016-01-01

    The recently discovered methylerythritol phosphate (MEP) pathway provides new targets for the development of antibacterial and antimalarial drugs. In the final step of the MEP pathway, the [4Fe–4S] IspH protein catalyzes the 2e–/2H+ reductive dehydroxylation of (E)-4-hydroxy-3-methyl-but-2-enyl diphosphate (HMBPP) to afford the isoprenoid precursors isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP) and dimethylallyl pyrophosphate (DMAPP). Recent experiments have attempted to elucidate the IspH catalytic mechanism to drive inhibitor development. Two competing mechanisms have recently emerged, differentiated by their proposed HMBPP binding modes upon 1e– reduction of the [4Fe–4S] cluster: (1) a Birch reduction mechanism, in which HMBPP remains bound to the [4Fe–4S] cluster through its terminal C4–OH group (ROH-bound) until the −OH is cleaved as water; and (2) an organometallic mechanism, in which the C4–OH group rotates away from the [4Fe–4S] cluster, allowing the HMBPP olefin group to form a metallacycle complex with the apical iron (η2-bound). We perform broken-symmetry density functional theory computations to assess the energies and reduction potentials associated with the ROH- and η2-bound states implicated by these competing mechanisms. Reduction potentials obtained for ROH-bound states are more negative (−1.4 to −1.0 V) than what is typically expected of [4Fe–4S] ferredoxin proteins. Instead, we find that η2-bound states are lower in energy than ROH-bound states when the [4Fe–4S] cluster is 1e– reduced. Furthermore, η2-bound states can already be generated in the oxidized state, yielding reduction potentials of ca. −700 mV when electron addition occurs after rotation of the HMBPP C4–OH group. We demonstrate that such η2-bound states are kinetically accessible both when the IspH [4Fe–4S] cluster is oxidized and 1e– reduced. The energetically preferred pathway gives 1e– reduction of the cluster after substrate conformational change

  13. SU(N) chiral gauge theories on the lattice

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    Golterman, Maarten; Shamir, Yigal

    2004-11-01

    We extend the construction of lattice chiral gauge theories based on non-perturbative gauge fixing to the non-Abelian case. A key ingredient is that fermion doublers can be avoided at a novel type of critical point which is only accessible through gauge fixing, as we have shown before in the Abelian case. The new ingredient allowing us to deal with the non-Abelian case as well is the use of equivariant gauge fixing, which handles Gribov copies correctly, and avoids Neuberger’s no-go theorem. We use this method in order to gauge fix the non-Abelian group (which we will take to be SU(N)) down to its maximal Abelian subgroup. Obtaining an undoubled, chiral fermion content requires us to gauge-fix also the remaining Abelian gauge symmetry. This modifies the equivariant Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) identities, but their use in proving unitarity remains intact, as we show in perturbation theory. On the lattice, equivariant BRST symmetry as well as the Abelian gauge invariance are broken, and a judiciously chosen irrelevant term must be added to the lattice gauge-fixing action in order to have access to the desired critical point in the phase diagram. We argue that gauge invariance is restored in the continuum limit by adjusting a finite number of counter terms. We emphasize that weak-coupling perturbation theory applies at the critical point which defines the continuum limit of our lattice chiral gauge theory.

  14. Lagrangian-Hamiltonian formulation of paraxial optics and applications: Study of gauge symmetries and the optical spin Hall effect

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    Dartora, C. A.; Cabrera, G. G.; Nobrega, K. Z.; Montagner, V. F.; Matielli, Marina H. K.; de Campos, Fillipi Klos Rodrigues; Filho, Horacio Tertuliano S.

    2011-01-01

    In the context of the paraxial regime, usually valid for optical frequencies and also in the microwave spectrum of guided waves, the propagation of electromagnetic fields can be analyzed through a paraxial wave equation, which is analogous to the nonrelativistic Schrödinger equation of quantum mechanics but replacing time t with spatial coordinate z. Considering that, here it is shown that for lossless media in optical frequencies it is possible to construct a Lagrangian operator with an one-to-one correspondence with nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, which allows someone to use the same mathematical methods and techniques for solving problems. To demonstrate that, we explore a few applications in optics with increasing levels of complexity. In the spirit of a Hamiltonian formulation, the ray-tracing trajectories of geometric optics in paraxial regime are obtained in a clear manner. Following that, the gauge symmetries of the optical-field Lagrangian density is discussed in a detailed way, leading to the general form of the interaction Hamiltonian. Through the use of perturbation theory, we discuss a classical analog for a quantum not gate, making use of mode coupling in an isotropic chiral medium. At last, we explore the optical spin Hall effect and its possible applications using an effective geometric optics equation derived from an interaction Hamiltonian for the optical fields. We also predict within the framework of paraxial optics a spin Hall effect of light induced by gravitational fields.

  15. Lagrangian-Hamiltonian formulation of paraxial optics and applications: Study of gauge symmetries and the optical spin Hall effect

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    Dartora, C. A.; Matielli, Marina H. K.; Klos Rodrigues de Campos, Fillipi; Filho, Horacio Tertuliano S.; Cabrera, G. G.; Nobrega, K. Z.; Montagner, V. F.

    2011-01-15

    In the context of the paraxial regime, usually valid for optical frequencies and also in the microwave spectrum of guided waves, the propagation of electromagnetic fields can be analyzed through a paraxial wave equation, which is analogous to the nonrelativistic Schroedinger equation of quantum mechanics but replacing time t with spatial coordinate z. Considering that, here it is shown that for lossless media in optical frequencies it is possible to construct a Lagrangian operator with an one-to-one correspondence with nonrelativistic quantum mechanics, which allows someone to use the same mathematical methods and techniques for solving problems. To demonstrate that, we explore a few applications in optics with increasing levels of complexity. In the spirit of a Hamiltonian formulation, the ray-tracing trajectories of geometric optics in paraxial regime are obtained in a clear manner. Following that, the gauge symmetries of the optical-field Lagrangian density is discussed in a detailed way, leading to the general form of the interaction Hamiltonian. Through the use of perturbation theory, we discuss a classical analog for a quantum not gate, making use of mode coupling in an isotropic chiral medium. At last, we explore the optical spin Hall effect and its possible applications using an effective geometric optics equation derived from an interaction Hamiltonian for the optical fields. We also predict within the framework of paraxial optics a spin Hall effect of light induced by gravitational fields.

  16. Gauge symmetry and non-Abelian topological sectors in a geometrically constrained model on the honeycomb lattice.

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    Fendley, Paul; Moore, Joel E; Xu, Cenke

    2007-05-01

    We study a constrained statistical-mechanical model in two dimensions that has three useful descriptions. They are (i) the Ising model on the honeycomb lattice, constrained to have three up spins and three down spins on every hexagon, (ii) the three-color and fully packed loop model on the links of the honeycomb lattice, with loops around a single hexagon forbidden, and (iii) three Ising models on interleaved triangular lattices, with domain walls of the different Ising models not allowed to cross. Unlike the three-color model, the configuration space on the sphere or plane is connected under local moves. On higher-genus surfaces there are infinitely many dynamical sectors, labeled by a noncontractible set of nonintersecting loops. We demonstrate that at infinite temperature the transfer matrix admits an unusual structure related to a gauge symmetry for the same model on an anisotropic lattice. This enables us to diagonalize the original transfer matrix for up to 36 sites, finding an entropy per plaquette S/k{B} approximately 0.3661 ... centered and substantial evidence that the model is not critical. We also find the striking property that the eigenvalues of the transfer matrix on an anisotropic lattice are given in terms of Fibonacci numbers. We comment on the possibility of a topological phase, with infinite topological degeneracy, in an associated two-dimensional quantum model.

  17. Broken Toe

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    ... Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Mosby Elsevier; 2013. http://www.clinicalkey.com. Accessed Aug. 18, 2014. Sept. 06, 2014 Original article: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/broken-toe/ ...

  18. Standard model with spontaneously broken quantum scale invariance

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    Ghilencea, D. M.; Lalak, Z.; Olszewski, P.

    2017-09-01

    We explore the possibility that scale symmetry is a quantum symmetry that is broken only spontaneously and apply this idea to the standard model. We compute the quantum corrections to the potential of the Higgs field (ϕ ) in the classically scale-invariant version of the standard model (mϕ=0 at tree level) extended by the dilaton (σ ). The tree-level potential of ϕ and σ , dictated by scale invariance, may contain nonpolynomial effective operators, e.g., ϕ6/σ2, ϕ8/σ4, ϕ10/σ6, etc. The one-loop scalar potential is scale invariant, since the loop calculations manifestly preserve the scale symmetry, with the dimensional regularization subtraction scale μ generated spontaneously by the dilaton vacuum expectation value μ ˜⟨σ ⟩. The Callan-Symanzik equation of the potential is verified in the presence of the gauge, Yukawa, and the nonpolynomial operators. The couplings of the nonpolynomial operators have nonzero beta functions that we can actually compute from the quantum potential. At the quantum level, the Higgs mass is protected by spontaneously broken scale symmetry, even though the theory is nonrenormalizable. We compare the one-loop potential to its counterpart computed in the "traditional" dimensional regularization scheme that breaks scale symmetry explicitly (μ =constant) in the presence at the tree level of the nonpolynomial operators.

  19. Relativistic geometric quantum phases from the Lorentz symmetry violation effects in the CPT-even gauge sector of Standard Model Extension

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    Bakke, K.; Belich, H.

    2015-11-01

    We discuss the appearance of geometric quantum phases for a Dirac neutral particle in the context of relativistic quantum mechanics based on possible scenarios of the Lorentz symmetry violation tensor background in the CPT-even gauge sector of Standard Model Extension. We assume that the Lorentz symmetry breaking is determined by a tensor background given by (KF)μναβ, then, relativistic analogues of the Anandan quantum phase [J. Anandan, Phys. Lett. A 138, 347 (1989)] are obtained based on the parity-even and parity-odd sectors of the tensor (KF)μναβ.

  20. Anomalous U(1) gauge symmetry in superstring-inspired low-energy effective theories

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    Irges, Nikolaos

    1999-10-01

    The Standard Model (SM) of elementary particles is a theoretical model that describes quite accurately what seem to be the constituents of matter and the forces that govern their dynamics, with the exception of gravity. Our confidence in the validity of the SM lies in experimental results obtained in accelerator experiments that, up to now, have not contradicted it in a radical way. One of the shortcomings of the SM from a theoretical point of view is that it has many parameters input ``by hand.'' These are parameters that are necessary for its consistency but their origin is unknown. However, what we would like to call the real model of nature is one where all the parameters are self determined dynamically rather than put by hand. In addition, theoretical investigations of its underlying mathematical structure, as well as attempts to extend the model so that it includes gravity, revealed certain inconsistencies at energy scales far above our current experimental capabilities and led to the conclusion that the SM is probably correct but not complete; it has to be complemented by additional structure. One of the most popular such extensions is a new symmetry, so called supersymmetry, that provides a theoretically promising candidate that can solve many of these problems and it is consistent with the only consistent quantum gravity theory, M theory. The model in this thesis is, to our knowledge, the first which has these characteristics. First, it provides a scheme that can explain the origin of most of the arbitrary parameters of the SM, it is supersymmetric and it naturally predicts properties of elementary particles that will be tested very soon in experimental laboratories. Two of the most striking examples of such predictions are the masses and the mixing properties of neutrinos and the mass of the only particle that is believed to be elementary in the SM but it has not been experimentally detected yet: the Higgs particle. Second, it is a model that has many of

  1. Seiberg duality versus hidden local symmetry

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    Abel, Steven; Barnard, James

    2012-05-01

    It is widely believed that the emergent magnetic gauge symmetry of SQCD is analogous to a hidden local symmetry (HLS). We explore this idea in detail, deriving the entire (spontaneously broken) magnetic theory by applying the HLS formalism to spontaneously broken SU( N) SQCD. We deduce the Kähler potential in the HLS description, and show that gauge and flavour symmetry are smoothly restored along certain scaling directions in moduli space. We propose that it is these symmetry restoring directions, associated with the R-symmetry of the theory, that allow full Seiberg duality. Reconsidering the origin of the magnetic gauge bosons as the ρ-mesons of the electric theory, colour-flavour locking allows a simple determination of the parameter a. Its value continuously interpolates between a = 2 on the baryonic branch of moduli space — corresponding to "vector meson dominance" — and a = 1 on the mesonic branch. Both limiting values are consistent with previous results in the literature. The HLS formalism is further applied to SO and Sp groups, where the usual Seiberg duals are recovered, as well as adjoint SQCD. Finally we discuss some possible future applications, including (naturally) the unitarisation of composite W scattering, blended Higgs/technicolour models, real world QCD and non-supersymmetric dualities.

  2. Broken Ankle/Broken Foot

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    ... by a condition such as osteoporosis or a stress fracture. You may be at higher risk of a broken foot or ankle if you: Participate in high-impact sports. The stresses, direct blows and twisting injuries ...

  3. Nonzero {theta}{sub 13} for neutrino mixing in a supersymmetric B-L gauge model with T{sub 7} lepton flavor symmetry

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    Cao Qinghong; Khalil, Shaaban; Ma, Ernest; Okada, Hiroshi

    2011-10-01

    We discuss how {theta}{sub 13}{ne}0 is accommodated in a recently proposed renormalizable model of neutrino mixing using the non-Abelian discrete symmetry T{sub 7} in the context of a supersymmetric extension of the standard model with gauged U(1){sub B-L}. We predict a correlation between {theta}{sub 13} and {theta}{sub 23}, as well as the effective neutrino mass m{sub ee} in neutrinoless double beta decay.

  4. Wilson lines and symmetry breaking on orbifolds

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    Hall, Lawrence J.; Murayama, Hitoshi; Nomura, Yasunori

    2002-08-16

    Gauge symmetry breaking by boundary conditions on a manifold is known to be equivalent to Wilson-line breaking through a background gauge field, and is therefore spontaneous. These equivalent pictures are related by a non-periodic gauge transformation. However, we find that boundary condition gauge symmetry breaking on orbifolds is explicit; there is no gauge where all the breaking can be attributed to a background gauge field. In the case of a five-dimensional SU(5) grand unified theory on S{sup 1} = Z{sub 2}, the vacuum with gauge symmetry broken to SU(3) x SU(2) x U(1) and that with SU(5) preserved are completely disconnected: there is no physical process which causes tunneling between the two. This allows a certain localized explicit breaking of SU(5) on one of the orbifold fixed points in the theory with SU(5) breaking. Split multiplets on this fixed point are shown not to induce violations of unitarity in scattering amplitudes.

  5. Gauge symmetry, chirality and parity effects in four-particle systems: Coulomb's law as a universal function for diatomic molecules.

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    Van Hooydonk, G

    2000-11-01

    Following recent work in search for a universal function (Van Hooydonk, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., (1999), 1617), we test four symmetric +/- a(n)Rn potentials for reproducing molecular potential energy curves (PECs). Classical gauge symmetry for 1/R-potentials results in generic left right asymmetric PECs. A pair of symmetric perturbed Coulomb potentials is quantitatively in accordance with observed PECs. For a bond, a four-particle system, charge inversion (a parity effect, atom chirality) is the key to explain this shape generically. A parity adapted Hamiltonian reduces from ten to two terms and to a soluble Bohr-like formula, a Kratzer (1 - Re/R)2 potential. The result is similar to the combined action of spin and wave function symmetry upon the Hamiltonian in Heitler-London theory. Analytical perturbed Coulomb functions varying with (1 - Re/R) scale attractive and repulsive branches of PECs for 13 bonds H2, HF, LiH, KH, AuH, Li2, LiF, KLi, NaCs, Rb2, RbCs, Cs2 and I2 in a single straight line. The 400 turning points for 13 bonds are reproduced with a deviation of 0.007 A at both branches. For 230 points at the repulsive side, the deviation is 0.003 A. The perturbed electrostatic Coulomb law is a universal molecular function. Ab initio zero molecular parameter functions give PECs of acceptable quality, just using atomic ionisation energies. The function can be used as a model potential for inverting levels and gives a first principle's comparison of short- and long-range interactions, important for the study of cold atoms. Wave-packet dynamics, femto-chemistry applied to the crossing of covalent and ionic curves, can provide evidence for this theory. We anticipate this scale/shape invariant scheme applies to smaller scales in nuclear and high-energy particle physics. For larger gravitational scales (Newton 1/R potentials), problems with super-unification are discussed. Reactions between hydrogen and antihydrogen, feasible in the near future, will probably produce

  6. On the gauge invariance of the decay rate of false vacuum

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    Endo, Motoi; Moroi, Takeo; Nojiri, Mihoko M.; Shoji, Yutaro

    2017-08-01

    We study the gauge invariance of the decay rate of the false vacuum for the model in which the scalar field responsible for the false vacuum decay has gauge quantum number. In order to calculate the decay rate, one should integrate out the field fluctuations around the classical path connecting the false and true vacua (i.e., so-called bounce). Concentrating on the case where the gauge symmetry is broken in the false vacuum, we show a systematic way to perform such an integration and present a manifestly gauge-invariant formula of the decay rate of the false vacuum.

  7. Gauge-invariant extensions of the Proca model in a noncommutative space-time

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    Abreu, Everton M. C.; Neto, Jorge Ananias; Fernandes, Rafael L.; Mendes, Albert C. R.

    2016-09-01

    The gauge invariance analysis of theories described in noncommutative (NC) space-times can lead us to interesting results since noncommutativity is one of the possible paths to investigate quantum effects in classical theories such as general relativity, for example. This theoretical possibility has motivated us to analyze the gauge invariance of the NC version of the Proca model, which is a second-class system, in Dirac’s classification, since its classical formulation (commutative space-time) has its gauge invariance broken thanks to the mass term. To obtain such gauge invariant model, we have used the gauge unfixing method to construct a first-class NC version of the Proca model. We have also questioned if the gauge symmetries of NC theories are affected necessarily or not by the NC parameter. In this way, we have calculated its respective symmetries in a standard way via Poisson brackets.

  8. Chiral gauge theories and a dirac neutrino - Dark matter connection

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    Hernandez, Daniel

    2016-06-21

    It is proposed that all light fermionic degrees of freedom, including the Standard Model (SM) fermions and all possible light beyond-the-standard model fields, are chiral with respect to some spontaneously broken abelian gauge symmetry. A new gauge symmetry U(1){sub ν} is required if light fermionic new states are to exist. Anomaly cancellations mandate the existence of several new fields with nontrivial U(1){sub ν} charges. A general technique to write down chiral-fermions-only models that are at least anomaly-free under a U(1) gauge symmetry is described. A concrete example that provides a Dark Matter candidate and leads to parametrically small Dirac neutrino masses is further developed.

  9. Asymptotically Free Gauge Theories. I

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    Wilczek, Frank; Gross, David J.

    1973-07-01

    Asymptotically free gauge theories of the strong interactions are constructed and analyzed. The reasons for doing this are recounted, including a review of renormalization group techniques and their application to scaling phenomena. The renormalization group equations are derived for Yang-Mills theories. The parameters that enter into the equations are calculated to lowest order and it is shown that these theories are asymptotically free. More specifically the effective coupling constant, which determines the ultraviolet behavior of the theory, vanishes for large space-like momenta. Fermions are incorporated and the construction of realistic models is discussed. We propose that the strong interactions be mediated by a "color" gauge group which commutes with SU(3)xSU(3). The problem of symmetry breaking is discussed. It appears likely that this would have a dynamical origin. It is suggested that the gauge symmetry might not be broken, and that the severe infrared singularities prevent the occurrence of non-color singlet physical states. The deep inelastic structure functions, as well as the electron position total annihilation cross section are analyzed. Scaling obtains up to calculable logarithmic corrections, and the naive lightcone or parton model results follow. The problems of incorporating scalar mesons and breaking the symmetry by the Higgs mechanism are explained in detail.

  10. P T -invariant Weyl semimetals in gauge-symmetric systems

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    Lepori, L.; Fulga, I. C.; Trombettoni, A.; Burrello, M.

    2016-08-01

    Weyl semimetals typically appear in systems in which either time-reversal (T ) or inversion (P ) symmetry is broken. Here we show that in the presence of gauge potentials these topological states of matter can also arise in fermionic lattices preserving both T and P . We analyze in detail the case of a cubic lattice model with π fluxes, discussing the role of gauge symmetries in the formation of Weyl points and the difference between the physical and the canonical T and P symmetries. We examine the robustness of this P T -invariant Weyl semimetal phase against perturbations that remove the chiral sublattice symmetries, and we discuss further generalizations. Finally, motivated by advances in ultracold-atom experiments and by the possibility of using synthetic magnetic fields, we study the effect of random perturbations of the magnetic fluxes, which can be compared to a local disorder in realistic scenarios.

  11. Dark matter and vectorlike leptons from gauged lepton number

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    Schwaller, Pedro; Tait, Tim M. P.; Vega-Morales, Roberto

    2013-08-01

    We investigate a simple model where lepton number is promoted to a local U(1)L gauge symmetry which is then spontaneously broken, leading to a viable thermal dark matter (DM) candidate and vectorlike leptons as a byproduct. The dark matter arises as part of the exotic lepton sector required by the need to satisfy anomaly cancellation and is a Dirac electroweak (mostly) singlet neutrino. It is stabilized by an accidental global symmetry of the renormalizable Lagrangian which is preserved even after the gauged lepton number is spontaneously broken and can annihilate efficiently to give the correct thermal relic abundance. We examine the ability of this model to give a viable DM candidate and discuss both direct and indirect detection implications. We also examine some of the LHC phenomenology of the associated exotic lepton sector and in particular its effects on Higgs decays.

  12. Symmetry in Multiferroics

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    Cheong, Sang-Wook

    2008-03-01

    Symmetries govern Nature ubiquitously from the beauty of human faces to the local gauge invariance of quantum field theory. Magnetic order in frustrated magnets can occur without space inversion symmetry. When it relaxes to the magnetically-ordered configuration through exchange-striction, lattice can also loose inversion symmetry, leading to the presence of ferroelectric polarization. In these magnetically-driven ferroelectrics, dielectric properties turn out to be highly susceptible to applied magnetic fields. Both symmetric and antisymmetric exchange coupling can be involved in the exchange-striction. One form of symmetry often broken in Nature is the symmetry between left- and right-handedness. For example, the manner in which light propagates naturally selects one handedness, and is customarily described by a right-handed rule, depicting the relationship among the oscillating electric field, magnetic field and propagation vector of light. Chiral molecules also have a definite handedness, and given the preponderance of chiral molecules, it is not surprising that most complex proteins as well as their constituent amino acids are chiral. What is remarkable however, is that most of naturally occurring amino acids share the same chirality; only left-handedness. Such handedness, or chirality, appears to be a characteristic signature of life. In the multiferroic spinel CoCr2O4, conical magnetic order accompanies ferroelectric polarization as well as ferromagnetic moment. The relevant handedness and chirality in the multiferroic state will be also discussed.

  13. Friedberg-Lee symmetry and tribimaximal neutrino mixing in the inverse seesaw mechanism

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    Chan, Aik Hui; Low, Hwee Boon; Xing, Zhi-Zhong

    2009-10-01

    The inverse seesaw mechanism with three pairs of gauge-singlet neutrinos offers a natural interpretation of the tiny masses of three active neutrinos at the TeV scale. We combine this picture with the newly proposed Friedberg-Lee (FL) symmetry in order to understand the observed pattern of neutrino mixing. We show that the FL symmetry requires only two pairs of the gauge-singlet neutrinos to be massive, implying that one active neutrino must be massless. We propose a phenomenological ansatz with broken FL symmetry and exact μ-τ symmetry in the gauge-singlet neutrino sector, and obtain the tribimaximal neutrino mixing pattern by means of the inverse seesaw relation. We demonstrate that nonunitary corrections to this result can possibly reach the percent level, and a soft breaking of μ-τ symmetry can give rise to CP violation in such a TeV-scale seesaw scenario.

  14. Spontaneously broken Yang-Mills-Einstein supergravities as double copies

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    Chiodaroli, Marco; Günaydin, Murat; Johansson, Henrik; Roiban, Radu

    2017-06-01

    Color/kinematics duality and the double-copy construction have proved to be systematic tools for gaining new insight into gravitational theories. Extending our earlier work, in this paper we introduce new double-copy constructions for large classes of spontaneously-broken Yang-Mills-Einstein theories with adjoint Higgs fields. One gauge-theory copy entering the construction is a spontaneously-broken (super-)Yang-Mills theory, while the other copy is a bosonic Yang-Mills-scalar theory with trilinear scalar interactions that display an explicitly-broken global symmetry. We show that the kinematic numerators of these gauge theories can be made to obey color/kinematics duality by exhibiting particular additional Lie-algebraic relations. We discuss in detail explicit examples with N=2 supersymmetry, focusing on Yang-Mills-Einstein supergravity theories belonging to the generic Jordan family in four and five dimensions, and identify the map between the supergravity and double-copy fields and parameters. We also briefly discuss the application of our results to N=4 supergravity theories. The constructions are illustrated by explicit examples of tree-level and one-loop scattering amplitudes.

  15. Dynamical gauge-Higgs unification in the electroweak theory

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    Hosotani, Yutaka; Noda, Shusaku; Takenaga, Kazunori

    2005-02-01

    SU(2 doublet Higgs fields are unified with gauge fields in the U(3×U(3 model of Antoniadis, Benakli and Quirós' on the orbifold M×(T/Z). The effective potential for the Higgs fields (the Wilson line phases) is evaluated. The electroweak symmetry is dynamically broken to U(1 by the Hosotani mechanism. There appear light Higgs particles. There is a phase transition as the moduli parameter of the complex structure of T is varied.

  16. Simple scheme for gauge mediation

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    Murayama, Hitoshi; Nomura, Yasunori

    2007-05-01

    We present a simple scheme for constructing models that achieve successful gauge mediation of supersymmetry breaking. In addition to our previous work [H. Murayama and Y. Nomura, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 151803 (2007)] that proposed drastically simplified models using metastable vacua of supersymmetry breaking in vectorlike theories, we show there are many other successful models using various types of supersymmetry-breaking mechanisms that rely on enhanced low-energy U(1){sub R} symmetries. In models where supersymmetry is broken by elementary singlets, one needs to assume U(1){sub R} violating effects are accidentally small, while in models where composite fields break supersymmetry, emergence of approximate low-energy U(1){sub R} symmetries can be understood simply on dimensional grounds. Even though the scheme still requires somewhat small parameters to sufficiently suppress gravity mediation, we discuss their possible origins due to dimensional transmutation. The scheme accommodates a wide range of the gravitino mass to avoid cosmological problems.

  17. Dark matter and baryogenesis from non-Abelian gauged lepton number

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    Fornal, Bartosz

    2017-06-01

    A simple model is constructed based on the gauge symmetry SU(3)c ×SU(2)L ×U(1)Y ×SU(2)ℓ, with only the leptons transforming nontrivially under SU(2)ℓ. The extended symmetry is broken down to the Standard Model gauge group at TeV-scale energies. We show that this model provides a mechanism for baryogenesis via leptogenesis in which the lepton number asymmetry is generated by SU(2)ℓ instantons. The theory also contains a dark matter candidate — the SU(2)ℓ partner of the right-handed neutrino.

  18. Synthetic-gauge-field-induced Dirac semimetal state in an acoustic resonator system

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    Yang, Zhaoju; Gao, Fei; Shi, Xihang; Zhang, Baile

    2016-12-01

    Recently, a proposal of synthetic gauge field in reduced two-dimensional (2D) system from three-dimensional (3D) acoustic structure shows an analogue of the gapped Haldane model with fixed k z , and achieves the gapless Weyl semimetal phase in 3D momentum space. Here, extending this approach of synthetic gauge flux, we propose a reduced square lattice of acoustic resonators, which exhibits Dirac nodes with broken effective time-reversal symmetry. Protected by an additional hidden symmetry, these Dirac nodes with quantized values of topological charge are characterized by nonzero winding number and the finite structure exhibits flat edge modes that cannot be destroyed by perturbations.

  19. Global U(1 ) Y⊗BRST symmetry and the LSS theorem: Ward-Takahashi identities governing Green's functions, on-shell T -matrix elements, and the effective potential in the scalar sector of the spontaneously broken extended Abelian Higgs model

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    Lynn, Bryan W.; Starkman, Glenn D.

    2017-09-01

    The weak-scale U (1 )Y Abelian Higgs model (AHM) is the simplest spontaneous symmetry breaking (SSB) gauge theory: a scalar ϕ =1/√{2 }(H +i π )≡1/√{2 }H ˜ei π ˜/⟨H ⟩ and a vector Aμ. The extended AHM (E-AHM) adds certain heavy (MΦ2,Mψ2˜MHeavy2≫⟨H ⟩2˜mWeak2 ) spin S =0 scalars Φ and S =1/2 fermions ψ . In Lorenz gauge, ∂μAμ=0 , the SSB AHM (and E-AHM) has a global U (1 )Y conserved physical current, but no conserved charge. As shown by T. W. B. Kibble, the Goldstone theorem applies, so π ˜ is a massless derivatively coupled Nambu-Goldstone boson (NGB). Proof of all-loop-orders renormalizability and unitarity for the SSB case is tricky because the Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST)-invariant Lagrangian is not U (1 )Y symmetric. Nevertheless, Slavnov-Taylor identities guarantee that on-shell T-matrix elements of physical states Aμ,ϕ , Φ , ψ (but not ghosts ω , η ¯ ) are independent of anomaly-free local U (1 )Y gauge transformations. We observe here that they are therefore also independent of the usual anomaly-free U (1 )Y global/rigid transformations. It follows that the associated global current, which is classically conserved only up to gauge-fixing terms, is exactly conserved for amplitudes of physical states in the AHM and E-AHM. We identify corresponding "undeformed" [i.e. with full global U (1 )Y symmetry] Ward-Takahashi identities (WTI). The proof of renormalizability and unitarity, which relies on BRST invariance, is undisturbed. In Lorenz gauge, two towers of "1-soft-pion" SSB global WTI govern the ϕ -sector, and represent a new global U (1 )Y⊗BRST symmetry not of the Lagrangian but of the physics. The first gives relations among off-shell Green's functions, yielding powerful constraints on the all-loop-orders ϕ -sector SSB E-AHM low-energy effective Lagrangian and an additional global shift symmetry for the NGB: π ˜→π ˜+⟨H ⟩θ . A second tower, governing on-shell T-matrix elements, replaces the old Adler

  20. Response to Comment on “Broken translational and rotational symmetry via charge stripe order in underdoped YBa2Cu3O6+y”

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    Comin, R.; Sutarto, R.; Neto, E. H. da Silva; Chauviere, L.; Liang, R.; Hardy, W. N.; Bonn, D. A.; He, F.; Sawatzky, G. A.; Damascelli, A.

    2016-01-01

    Fine questions our interpretation of unidirectional stripes over a bidirectional checkerboard and illustrates his criticism by simulating a momentum space structure consistent with our data and corresponding to a checkerboard-looking real space density. Here, we use a local rotational-symmetry analysis to demonstrate that the simulated image is actually composed of locally unidirectional modulations of the charge density, consistent with our original conclusions.

  1. Comment on "Classification of Cosmic Scale Factor via Noether Gauge Symmetries" [Int. J. Theor. Phys. 54, 2343 (2015)

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    Paliathanasis, A.; Krishnakumar, K.; Leach, P. G. L.

    2016-04-01

    We discuss the relationship between the Noether point symmetries of the geodesic Lagrangian, in a (pseudo)Riemannian manifold, with the elements of the Homothetic algebra of the space. We observe that the classification problem of the Noether symmetries for the geodesic Lagrangian is equivalent with the classification of the Homothetic algebra of the space, which in the case of a Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker spacetime is a well-known result in the literature.

  2. ORAL ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL "USPEKHI FIZICHESKIKH NAUK": Sixty years of broken symmetries in quantum physics (from the Bogoliubov theory of superfluidity to the Standard Model)

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    Shirkov, Dmitrii V.

    2009-06-01

    This is a retrospective historical review of the ideas that led to the concept of the spontaneous symmetry breaking (SSB), the issue that has been implemented in quantum field theory in the form of the Higgs mechanism. The key stages covered include: the Bogoliubov microscopic theory of superfluidity (1946); the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer-Bogoliubov microscopic theory of superconductivity (1957); superconductivity as superfluidity of Cooper pairs (Bogoliubov, 1958); the extension of the SSB concept to simple quantum field models (early 1960s); triumph of the Higgs model in electroweak theory (early 1980s). The role and status of the Higgs mechanism in the current Standard Model are discussed.

  3. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mixed order parameters, accidental nodes and broken time reversal symmetry in organic superconductors: a group theoretical analysis

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    Powell, B. J.

    2006-11-01

    We present a group theoretical analysis of several classes of organic superconductor. We predict that highly frustrated organic superconductors, such as κ-(ET)2Cu2(CN)3 (where ET is BEDT-TTF, bis(ethylene-dithio)tetrathiafulvalene) and β'-[Pd(dmit)2]2X, undergo two superconducting phase transitions, the first from the normal state to a d-wave superconductor and the second to a d+id state. We show that the monoclinic distortion of κ-(ET)2Cu(NCS)2 means that the symmetry of its superconducting order parameter is different from that of orthorhombic κ-(ET)2Cu[N(CN)2]Br. We propose that β'' and θ phase organic superconductors have dxy+s order parameters.

  4. Phase diagram of a lattice U(1) gauge theory with gauge fixing

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    Bock, W.; Golterman, M.F.; Shamir, Y.

    1998-09-01

    As a first step towards a nonperturbative investigation of the gauge-fixing (Rome) approach to lattice chiral gauge theories we study a U(1) model with an action that includes a local gauge-fixing term and a mass counterterm for the gauge fields. The model is studied on the trivial orbit so that only the dynamics of the longitudinal gauge degrees of freedom is taken into account. Mean-field and numerical calculations reveal that the phase diagram of this {open_quotes}reduced{close_quotes} model contains, in addition to ferromagnetic (FM), antiferromagnetic (AM) and paramagnetic (PM) phases, also a novel so-called helicoidal ferromagnetic (FMD) phase with broken U(1) symmetry and a nonvanishing condensate of the vector field. The continuum limit is defined by approaching the FM-FMD phase transition from within the FM phase. We show that the global U(1) symmetry is restored in this continuum limit, both numerically and in perturbation theory. The numerical results for the magnetization in the FM and FMD phases are in good agreement with perturbation theory. {copyright} {ital 1998} {ital The American Physical Society}

  5. Global symmetries and renormalizability of Lee-Wick theories

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    Chivukula, R. Sekhar; Farzinnia, Arsham; Foadi, Roshan; Simmons, Elizabeth H.

    2010-08-01

    In this paper we discuss the global symmetries and the renormalizability of Lee-Wick (LW) scalar QED. In particular, in the ''auxiliary-field'' formalism we identify softly broken SO(1,1) global symmetries of the theory. We introduce SO(1,1) invariant gauge-fixing conditions that allow us to show in the auxiliary-field formalism directly that the number of superficially divergent amplitudes in a LW Abelian gauge theory is finite. To illustrate the renormalizability of the theory, we explicitly carry out the one-loop renormalization program in LW scalar QED and demonstrate how the counterterms required are constrained by the joint conditions of gauge and SO(1,1) invariance. We also compute the one-loop beta functions in LW scalar QED and contrast them with those of ordinary scalar QED.

  6. Spontaneously broken Yang-Mills-Einstein supergravities as double copies

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    Chiodaroli, Marco; Günaydin, Murat; Johansson, Henrik; ...

    2017-06-13

    Color/kinematics duality and the double-copy construction have proved to be systematic tools for gaining new insight into gravitational theories. Extending our earlier work, in this article we introduce new double-copy constructions for large classes of spontaneously-broken Yang-Mills-Einstein theories with adjoint Higgs elds. One gaugetheory copy entering the construction is a spontaneously-broken (super-)Yang-Mills theory, while the other copy is a bosonic Yang-Mills-scalar theory with trilinear scalar interactions that display an explicitly-broken global symmetry. We show that the kinematic numerators of these gauge theories can be made to obey color/kinematics duality by exhibiting particular additional Lie-algebraic relations. We discuss in detail explicitmore » examples with N = 2 supersymmetry, focusing on Yang-Mills-Einstein supergravity theories belonging to the generic Jordan family in four and five dimensions, and identify the map between the supergravity and double-copy elds and parameters. We also briefly discuss the application of our results to N = 4 supergravity theories. The constructions are illustrated by explicit examples of tree-level and one-loop scattering amplitudes.« less

  7. Vector chirality for effective total momentum Jeff in a nonfrustrated Mott insulator: Effects of strong spin-orbit coupling and broken inversion symmetry

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    Arakawa, Naoya

    2016-11-01

    I propose the emergence of the spin-orbital-coupled vector chirality in a nonfrustrated Mott insulator with the strong spin-orbit coupling due to a b -plane's inversion-symmetry (IS) breaking. I derive the superexchange interactions for a t2 g-orbital Hubbard model on a square lattice with the strong spin-orbit coupling and the IS-breaking-induced hopping integrals, and explain the microscopic origins of the Dzyaloshinsky-Moriya (DM) -type and the Kitaev-type interactions. Then, by adopting the mean-field approximation to a minimal model including only the Heisenberg-type and the DM-type nearest-neighbor interactions, I show that the IS breaking causes the spin-orbital-coupled chirality as a result of stabilizing the screw state. I also highlight the limit of the hard-pseudospin approximation in discussing the stability of the screw states in the presence of both the DM-type and the Kitaev-type interactions, and discuss its meaning. I finally discuss the effects of tetragonal crystal field and Jeff=3/2 states, and the application to the iridates near the [001 ] surface of Sr2IrO4 and the interface between Sr2IrO4 and Sr3Ir2O7 .

  8. STEM/EELS Imaging of Magnetic Hybridization in Symmetric and Symmetry-Broken Plasmon Oligomer Dimers and All-Magnetic Fano Interference

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    Cherqui, Charles; Wu, Yueying; Li, Guoliang; ...

    2016-09-27

    Negative-index metamaterials composed of magnetic plasmon oligomers are actively being investigated for their potential role in optical cloaking, superlensing, and nanolithography applications. A significant improvement to their practicality lies in the ability to function at multiple distinct wavelengths in the visible part of spectrum. Here we utilize the nanometer spatial-resolving power of electron energy-loss spectroscopy to conclusively demonstrate hybridization of magnetic plasmons in oligomer dimers that can achieve this goal. We also show that breaking the dimer’s symmetry can induce all-magnetic Fano interferences based solely on the interplay of bright and dark magnetic modes, allowing us to further tailor themore » system’s optical responses. These features are engineered through the design of the oligomer’s underlying nanoparticle elements as elongated Ag nanodisks with spectrally isolated long-axis plasmon resonances. The resulting magnetic plasmon oligomers and their hybridized assemblies establish a new design paradigm for optical metamaterials with rich functionality.« less

  9. From polymers to proteins: the effect of side chains and broken symmetry on the formation of secondary structures within a Wang-Landau approach.

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    Škrbić, Tatjana; Badasyan, Artem; Hoang, Trinh Xuan; Podgornik, Rudolf; Giacometti, Achille

    2016-05-25

    We use a micro-canonical Wang-Landau technique to study the equilibrium properties of a single flexible homopolymer where consecutive monomers are represented by impenetrable hard spherical beads tangential to each other, and non-consecutive monomers interact via a square-well potential. To mimic the characteristics of a protein-like system, the model is then refined in two different directions. Firstly, by allowing partial overlap between consecutive beads, we break the spherical symmetry and thus provide a severe constraint on the possible conformations of the chain. Alternatively, we introduce additional spherical beads at specific positions in the direction normal to the backbone, to represent the steric hindrance of the side chains in real proteins. Finally, we consider also a combination of these two ingredients. In all three systems, we obtain the full phase diagram in the temperature-interaction range plane and find the presence of helicoidal structures at low temperatures in the intermediate range of interactions. The effect of the range of the square-well attraction is highlighted, and shown to play a role similar to that found in simple liquids and polymers. Perspectives in terms of protein folding are finally discussed.

  10. Rotational symmetry of classical orbits, arbitrary quantization of angular momentum and the role of the gauge field in two-dimensional space

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    Xin, Jun-Li; Liang, Jiu-Qing

    2012-04-01

    We study quantum—classical correspondence in terms of the coherent wave functions of a charged particle in two-dimensional central-scalar potentials as well as the gauge field of a magnetic flux in the sense that the probability clouds of wave functions are well localized on classical orbits. For both closed and open classical orbits, the non-integer angular-momentum quantization with the level space of angular momentum being greater or less than ħ is determined uniquely by the same rotational symmetry of classical orbits and probability clouds of coherent wave functions, which is not necessarily 2π-periodic. The gauge potential of a magnetic flux impenetrable to the particle cannot change the quantization rule but is able to shift the spectrum of canonical angular momentum by a flux-dependent value, which results in a common topological phase for all wave functions in the given model. The well-known quantum mechanical anyon model becomes a special case of the arbitrary quantization, where the classical orbits are 2π-periodic.

  11. Toward realistic gauge-Higgs grand unification

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    Furui, Atsushi; Hosotani, Yutaka; Yamatsu, Naoki

    2016-09-01

    The SO(11) gauge-Higgs grand unification in the Randall-Sundrum warped space is presented. The 4D Higgs field is identified as the zero mode of the fifth-dimensional component of the gauge potentials, or as the fluctuation mode of the Aharonov-Bohm phase θ along the fifth dimension. Fermions are introduced in the bulk in the spinor and vector representations of SO(11). SO(11) is broken to SO(4)×SO(6) by the orbifold boundary conditions, which is broken to SU2×U1×SU3 by a brane scalar. Evaluating the effective potential V(θ), we show that the electroweak symmetry is dynamically broken to U1. The quark-lepton masses are generated by the Hosotani mechanism and brane interactions, with which the observed mass spectrum is reproduced. Proton decay is forbidden thanks to the new fermion number conservation. It is pointed out that there appear light exotic fermions. The Higgs boson mass is determined with the quark-lepton masses given; however, it turns out to be smaller than the observed value.

  12. Valence bond/broken symmetry analysis of the exchange coupling constant in copper(II) dimers. Ferromagnetic contribution exalted through combined ligand topology and (singlet) covalent-ionic mixing.

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    Onofrio, Nicolas; Mouesca, Jean-Marie

    2010-05-27

    In this paper we aim at presenting a full-VB (valence-bond) analysis of the DFT broken symmetry (BS) exchange coupling constant J(BS). We extend Kahn and Briat's "two sites-two electrons" VB original formalism (Kahn, O.; Briat, B. J. Chem. Soc. Farady Trans. II, 1976, 72, 268) by taking into account the covalent-ionic singlet state mixing, here translated into intersite magnetic orbital delocalization. In this way, two explicit contributions to the magnetic orbital overlap appear, one from the purely covalent state, and the other one from the covalent-ionic mixing. This scheme allows us to relax the strict orthogonality constraint of Kahn and Briat's chemically heuristic model resulting into ferromagnetism. Moreover, we show how DFT-BS calculations applied to various copper(II) dimers yield effective parameters that can be injected into the full-VB model, allowing for a breaking down of J(BS) into various contributions, one of which being either ferromagnetic or antiferromagnetic depending on the bridging ligand topology. Two classes of systems emerge from this analysis and the exceptional ferromagnetic coupling property of the "end-on" azido-bridged copper dimer is especially emphasized.

  13. Remarks on a Lorentz-breaking 4D chiral gauge theory

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    Scarpelli, A. P. Baêta; Gomes, M.; Petrov, A. Yu.; da Silva, A. J.

    2016-01-01

    We investigate a Lorentz-violating chiral model composed of two fermions, a complex scalar field, and a gauge field. We show that, by conveniently adjusting the parameters of the model, it is possible to generate an unambiguous Carroll-Field-Jackiw term and, at the same time, provide the cancellation of the chiral anomaly. The renormalizability of the model is investigated, and it is shown that the same counterterms needed in the symmetric phase also renormalize the model with broken symmetry.

  14. Accidental Peccei-Quinn Symmetry Protected to Arbitrary Order

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    Di Luzio, Luca; Nardi, Enrico; Ubaldi, Lorenzo

    2017-07-01

    A S U (N )L×S U (N )R gauge theory for a scalar multiplet Y transforming in the bifundamental representation (N ,N ¯) preserves, for N >4 , an accidental U (1 ) symmetry first broken at operator dimension N . A vacuum expectation value for Y can break the symmetry to Hs=S U (N )L+R or to Hh=S U (N -1 )L×S U (N -1 )R×U (1 )L +R . In the first case the accidental U (1 ) gets also broken, yielding a pseudo-Nambu-Goldstone boson with mass suppression controlled by N . In the second case a global U (1 ) remains unbroken. The strong C P problem is solved by coupling Y to new fermions carrying color. The first case allows for a Peccei-Quinn solution with U (1 )PQ protected by the gauge symmetry up to order N . In the second case U (1 ) can get broken by condensates of the new strong dynamics, resulting in a composite axion. By coupling Y to fermions carrying only weak isospin, models for axionlike particles can be constructed.

  15. Large-Nc gauge theory and chiral random matrix theory

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    Hanada, Masanori; Lee, Jong-Wan; Yamada, Norikazu

    2013-07-01

    We discuss how the 1/Nc expansion and the chiral random matrix theory (χRMT) can be used in the study of large-Nc gauge theories. We first clarify the parameter region in which each of these two approaches is valid. While the fermion mass m is fixed in the standard large-Nc arguments (’t Hooft large-Nc limit), m must be scaled appropriately with a certain negative power of Nc in order for the gauge theories to be described by the χRMT. Then, although these two limits are not compatible in general, we show that the breakdown of chiral symmetry can be detected by combining the large-Nc argument and the χRMT with some care. As a concrete example, we numerically study the four-dimensional SU(Nc) gauge theory with Nf=2 heavy adjoint fermions, introduced as the center symmetry preserver keeping the infrared physics intact, on a 24 lattice. By looking at the low-lying eigenvalues of the overlap-Dirac operator for a massless probe fermion in the adjoint representation, we find that the chiral symmetry is indeed broken with the expected breaking pattern. This result reproduces a well-known fact that the chiral symmetry is spontaneously broken in the pure SU(Nc) gauge theory in the large-Nc and the large-volume limit and therefore supports the validity of the combined approach. We also provide an interpretation of the gap and unexpected Nc scaling, both of which are observed in the Dirac spectrum.

  16. Exact BPS domain walls at finite gauge coupling

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    Blaschke, Filip

    2017-01-01

    Bogomol'nyi-Prasad-Sommerfield solitons in models with spontaneously broken gauge symmetry have been intensively studied at the infinite gauge coupling limit, where the governing equation-the so-called master equation-is exactly solvable. Except for a handful of special solutions, the standing impression is that analytic results at finite coupling are generally unavailable. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate, using domain walls in Abelian-Higgs models as the simplest example, that exact solitons at finite gauge coupling can be readily obtained if the number of Higgs fields (N) is large enough. In particular, we present a family of exact solutions, describing N domain walls at arbitrary positions in models with at least N≥2N+1. We have also found that adding together any pair of solutions can produce a new exact solution if the combined tension is below a certain limit.

  17. Holographic Gauge Mediation

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    Benini, Francesco; Dymarsky, Anatoly; Franco, Sebastian; Kachru, Shamit; Simic, Dusan; Verlinde, Herman; /Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study

    2009-06-19

    We discuss gravitational backgrounds where supersymmetry is broken at the end of a warped throat, and the SUSY-breaking is transmitted to the Standard Model via gauginos which live in (part of) the bulk of the throat geometry. We find that the leading effect arises from splittings of certain 'messenger mesons,' which are adjoint KK-modes of the D-branes supporting the Standard Model gauge group. This picture is a gravity dual of a strongly coupled field theory where SUSY is broken in a hidden sector and transmitted to the Standard Model via a relative of semi-direct gauge mediation.

  18. Some General Thoughts about Broken Symmetry.

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    1981-01-21

    Higgs boson excitations, the long-range elastic-like forces (such as Suhl-Nakamura interactions in magnets) but most important of all the property I call...parameter is also a constant of the motion, which has important consequences for the nature of the relevant Goldstone bosons . It is too bad that in

  19. The algebra of physical observables in non-linearly realized gauge theories

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    Quadri, Andrea

    2010-11-01

    We classify the physical observables in spontaneously broken non-linearly realized gauge theories in the recently proposed loopwise expansion governed by the Weak Power-Counting (WPC) and the Local Functional Equation. The latter controls the non-trivial quantum deformation of the classical non-linearly realized gauge symmetry, to all orders in the loop expansion. The Batalin-Vilkovisky (BV) formalism is used. We show that the dependence of the vertex functional on the Goldstone fields is obtained via a canonical transformation w.r.t. the BV bracket associated with the BRST symmetry of the model. We also compare the WPC with strict power-counting renormalizability in linearly realized gauge theories. In the case of the electroweak group we find that the tree-level Weinberg relation still holds if power-counting renormalizability is weakened to the WPC condition.

  20. Symmetries in Physics

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    Brading, Katherine; Castellani, Elena

    2010-01-01

    Preface; Copyright acknowledgements; List of contributors; 1. Introduction; Part I. Continuous Symmetries: 2. Classic texts: extracts from Weyl and Wigner; 3. Review paper: On the significance of continuous symmetry to the foundations of physics C. Martin; 4. The philosophical roots of the gauge principle: Weyl and transcendental phenomenological idealism T. Ryckman; 5. Symmetries and Noether's theorems K. A. Brading and H. R. Brown; 6. General covariance, gauge theories, and the Kretschmann objection J. Norton; 7. The interpretation of gauge symmetry M. Redhead; 8. Tracking down gauge: an ode to the constrained Hamiltonian formalism J. Earman; 9. Time-dependent symmetries: the link between gauge symmetries and indeterminism D. Wallace; 10. A fourth way to the Aharanov-Bohm effect A. Nounou; Part II. Discrete Symmetries: 11. Classic texts: extracts from Lebniz, Kant and Black; 12. Review paper: Understanding permutation symmetry S. French and D. Rickles; 13. Quarticles and the identity of discernibles N. Hugget; 14. Review paper: Handedness, parity violation, and the reality of space O. Pooley; 15. Mirror symmetry: what is it for a relational space to be orientable? N. Huggett; 16. Physics and Leibniz's principles S. Saunders; Part III. Symmetry Breaking: 17: Classic texts: extracts from Curie and Weyl; 18. Extract from G. Jona-Lasinio: Cross-fertilization in theoretical physics: the case of condensed matter and particle physics G. Jona-Lasinio; 19. Review paper: On the meaning of symmetry breaking E. Castellani; 20. Rough guide to spontaneous symmetry breaking J. Earman; 21. Spontaneous symmetry breaking: theoretical arguments and philosophical problems M. Morrison; Part IV. General Interpretative Issues: 22. Classic texts: extracts from Wigner; 23. Symmetry as a guide to superfluous theoretical structure J. Ismael and B. van Fraassen; 24. Notes on symmetries G. Belot; 25. Symmetry, objectivity, and design P. Kosso; 26. Symmetry and equivalence E. Castellani.

  1. Symmetries in Physics

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    Brading, Katherine; Castellani, Elena

    2003-12-01

    Preface; Copyright acknowledgements; List of contributors; 1. Introduction; Part I. Continuous Symmetries: 2. Classic texts: extracts from Weyl and Wigner; 3. Review paper: On the significance of continuous symmetry to the foundations of physics C. Martin; 4. The philosophical roots of the gauge principle: Weyl and transcendental phenomenological idealism T. Ryckman; 5. Symmetries and Noether's theorems K. A. Brading and H. R. Brown; 6. General covariance, gauge theories, and the Kretschmann objection J. Norton; 7. The interpretation of gauge symmetry M. Redhead; 8. Tracking down gauge: an ode to the constrained Hamiltonian formalism J. Earman; 9. Time-dependent symmetries: the link between gauge symmetries and indeterminism D. Wallace; 10. A fourth way to the Aharanov-Bohm effect A. Nounou; Part II. Discrete Symmetries: 11. Classic texts: extracts from Lebniz, Kant and Black; 12. Review paper: Understanding permutation symmetry S. French and D. Rickles; 13. Quarticles and the identity of discernibles N. Hugget; 14. Review paper: Handedness, parity violation, and the reality of space O. Pooley; 15. Mirror symmetry: what is it for a relational space to be orientable? N. Huggett; 16. Physics and Leibniz's principles S. Saunders; Part III. Symmetry Breaking: 17: Classic texts: extracts from Curie and Weyl; 18. Extract from G. Jona-Lasinio: Cross-fertilization in theoretical physics: the case of condensed matter and particle physics G. Jona-Lasinio; 19. Review paper: On the meaning of symmetry breaking E. Castellani; 20. Rough guide to spontaneous symmetry breaking J. Earman; 21. Spontaneous symmetry breaking: theoretical arguments and philosophical problems M. Morrison; Part IV. General Interpretative Issues: 22. Classic texts: extracts from Wigner; 23. Symmetry as a guide to superfluous theoretical structure J. Ismael and B. van Fraassen; 24. Notes on symmetries G. Belot; 25. Symmetry, objectivity, and design P. Kosso; 26. Symmetry and equivalence E. Castellani.

  2. Magnetic ZN symmetry in hot QCD and the spatial Wilson loop

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    Korthals Altes, C. P.; Kovner, A.

    2000-11-01

    We discuss the relation between the deconfining phase transition in gauge theories and the realization of the magnetic ZN symmetry. At low temperature the ZN symmetry is spontaneously broken while above the phase transition it is restored. This is intimately related to the change of behavior of the spatial 't Hooft loop. We also point out that the realization of magnetic symmetry has a bearing on the behavior of the spatial Wilson loop. We give a physical argument to the effect that at zero temperature the spatial Wilson loop must have perimeter law behavior in the symmetric phase but area law behavior in the spontaneously broken phase. At high temperature the argument does not hold and the restoration of magnetic ZN is consistent with the area law for the Wilson loop.

  3. BOOK REVIEW: Symmetry Breaking

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    Ryder, L. H.

    2005-11-01

    One of the most fruitful and enduring advances in theoretical physics during the last half century has been the development of the role played by symmetries. One needs only to consider SU(3) and the classification of elementary particles, the Yang Mills enlargement of Maxwell's electrodynamics to the symmetry group SU(2), and indeed the tremendous activity surrounding the discovery of parity violation in the weak interactions in the late 1950s. This last example is one of a broken symmetry, though the symmetry in question is a discrete one. It was clear to Gell-Mann, who first clarified the role of SU(3) in particle physics, that this symmetry was not exact. If it had been, it would have been much easier to discover; for example, the proton, neutron, Σ, Λ and Ξ particles would all have had the same mass. For many years the SU(3) symmetry breaking was assigned a mathematical form, but the importance of this formulation fell away when the quark model began to be taken seriously; the reason the SU(3) symmetry was not exact was simply that the (three, in those days) quarks had different masses. At the same time, and in a different context, symmetry breaking of a different type was being investigated. This went by the name of `spontaneous symmetry breaking' and its characteristic was that the ground state of a given system was not invariant under the symmetry transformation, though the interactions (the Hamiltonian, in effect) was. A classic example is ferromagnetism. In a ferromagnet the atomic spins are aligned in one direction only—this is the ground state of the system. It is clearly not invariant under a rotation, for that would change the ground state into a (similar but) different one, with the spins aligned in a different direction; this is the phenomenon of a degenerate vacuum. The contribution of the spin interaction, s1.s2, to the Hamiltonian, however, is actually invariant under rotations. As Coleman remarked, a little man living in a ferromagnet would

  4. Confinement and flavor symmetry breaking via monopolecondensation

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    Murayama, Hitoshi

    2000-09-19

    We discuss dynamics of N=2 supersymmetric SU(n_c) gaugetheories with n_f quark hypermultiplets. Upon N=1 perturbation ofintroducing a finite mass for the adjoint chiral multiplet, we show thatthe flavor U(n_f) symmetry is dynamically broken to U(r) times U(n_f-r),where r\\leq [n_f/2]is an integer. This flavor symmetry breaking occursdue to the condensates of magnetic degrees of freedom which acquireflavor quantum numbers due to the quark zero modes. We briefly comment onthe USp(2n_c) gauge theories. This talk is based on works with GiuseppeCarlino and Ken Konishi, hep-th/0001036 and hep-th/0005076.

  5. Dynamical supersymmetry breaking and late-time R symmetry breaking as the origin of cosmic inflation

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    Schmitz, Kai; Yanagida, Tsutomu T.

    2016-10-01

    Spontaneously broken supersymmetry (SUSY) and a vanishingly small cosmological constant imply that R symmetry must be spontaneously broken at low energies. Based on this observation, we suppose that, in the sector responsible for low-energy R symmetry breaking, a discrete R symmetry remains preserved at high energies and only becomes dynamically broken at relatively late times in the cosmological evolution, i.e., after the dynamical breaking of SUSY. Prior to R symmetry breaking, the Universe is then bound to be in a quasi-de Sitter phase—which offers a dynamical explanation for the occurrence of cosmic inflation. This scenario yields a new perspective on the interplay between SUSY breaking and inflation, which neatly fits into the paradigm of high-scale SUSY: inflation is driven by the SUSY-breaking vacuum energy density, while the chiral field responsible for SUSY breaking, the Polonyi field, serves as the inflaton. Because R symmetry is broken only after inflation, slow-roll inflation is not spoiled by otherwise dangerous gravitational corrections in supergravity. We illustrate our idea by means of a concrete example, in which both SUSY and R symmetry are broken by strong gauge dynamics and in which late-time R symmetry breaking is triggered by a small inflaton field value. In this model, the scales of inflation and SUSY breaking are unified, the inflationary predictions are similar to those of F-term hybrid inflation in supergravity, reheating proceeds via gravitino decay at temperatures consistent with thermal leptogenesis, and the sparticle mass spectrum follows from pure gravity mediation. Dark matter consists of thermally produced winos with a mass in the TeV range.

  6. Broken Scale Invariance and Anomalous Dimensions

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    Wilson, K. G.

    1970-05-01

    Mack and Kastrup have proposed that broken scale invariance is a symmetry of strong interactions. There is evidence from the Thirring model and perturbation theory that the dimensions of fields defined by scale transformations will be changed by the interaction from their canonical values. We review these ideas and their consequences for strong interactions.

  7. Inception of self-interacting dark matter with dark charge conjugation symmetry

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    Ma, Ernest

    2017-09-01

    A new understanding of the stability of self-interacting dark matter is pointed out, based on the simplest spontaneously broken Abelian U (1) gauge model with one complex scalar and one Dirac fermion. The key is the imposition of dark charge conjugation symmetry. It allows the possible existence of two stable particles: the Dirac fermion and the vector gauge boson which acts as a light mediator for the former's self-interaction. Since this light mediator does not decay, it avoids the strong cosmological constraints recently obtained for all such models where the light mediator decays into standard-model particles.

  8. A broken-symmetry density functional study of structures, energies, and protonation states along the catalytic O-O bond cleavage pathway in ba3 cytochrome c oxidase from Thermus thermophilus.

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    Han Du, Wen-Ge; Götz, Andreas W; Yang, Longhua; Walker, Ross C; Noodleman, Louis

    2016-08-21

    Broken-symmetry density functional calculations have been performed on the [Fea3, CuB] dinuclear center (DNC) of ba3 cytochrome c oxidase from Thermus thermophilus in the states of [Fea3(3+)-(HO2)(-)-CuB(2+), Tyr237(-)] and [Fea3(4+)[double bond, length as m-dash]O(2-), OH(-)-CuB(2+), Tyr237˙], using both PW91-D3 and OLYP-D3 functionals. Tyr237 is a special tyrosine cross-linked to His233, a ligand of CuB. The calculations have shown that the DNC in these states strongly favors the protonation of His376, which is above propionate-A, but not of the carboxylate group of propionate-A. The energies of the structures obtained by constrained geometry optimizations along the O-O bond cleavage pathway between [Fea3(3+)-(O-OH)(-)-CuB(2+), Tyr237(-)] and [Fea3(4+)[double bond, length as m-dash]O(2-)HO(-)-CuB(2+), Tyr237˙] have also been calculated. The transition of [Fea3(3+)-(O-OH)(-)-CuB(2+), Tyr237(-)] → [Fea3(4+)[double bond, length as m-dash]O(2-)HO(-)-CuB(2+), Tyr237˙] shows a very small barrier, which is less than 3.0/2.0 kcal mol(-1) in PW91-D3/OLYP-D3 calculations. The protonation state of His376 does not affect this O-O cleavage barrier. The rate limiting step of the transition from state A (in which O2 binds to Fea3(2+)) to state PM ([Fea3(4+)[double bond, length as m-dash]O(2-), OH(-)-CuB(2+), Tyr237˙], where the O-O bond is cleaved) in the catalytic cycle is, therefore, the proton transfer originating from Tyr237 to O-O to form the hydroperoxo [Fea3(3+)-(O-OH)(-)-CuB(2+), Tyr237(-)] state. The importance of His376 in proton uptake and the function of propionate-A/neutral-Asp372 as a gate to prevent the proton from back-flowing to the DNC are also shown.

  9. Dynamics of Supersymmetric SU(n_c) and USp(2n_c) Gauge Theories

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    Carlino, Giuseppe; Konishi, Kenichi; Murayama, Hitoshi

    2000-01-07

    We study dynamical flavor symmetry breaking in the context of a class of N=1 supersymmetric SU(n_c) and USp(2 n_c) gauge theories, constructed from the exactly solvable N=2 theories by perturbing them with small adjoint and generic bare hypermultiplet (quark) masses. We find that the flavor U(n_f) symmetry in SU(n_c) theories is dynamically broken to $U(r)\\times U(n_f-r)$ groups for $n_f \\leq n_c$. In the r=1 case the dynamical symmetry breaking is caused by the condensation of monopoles in the $\\underlinen_f$ representation. For general r, however, the monopoles in the $\\underline_n_fC_r$ representation, whose condensation could explain the flavor symmetry breaking but would produce too-many Nambu--Goldstone multiplets, actually"break up'' into"magnetic quarks'' which condense and induce confinement and the symmetry breaking. In USp(2n_c) theories with $n_f\\leq n_c + 1$, the flavor SO(2n_f) symmetry is dynamically broken to U(n_f), but with no description in terms of a weakly coupled local field theory. In both SU(n_c) and USp(2 n_c) theories, with larger numbers of quark flavors, besides the vacua with these properties, there exist also vacua with no flavor symmetry breaking.

  10. Low-energy effective worldsheet theory of a non-Abelian vortex in high-density QCD revisited: A regular gauge construction

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    Chatterjee, Chandrasekhar; Nitta, Muneto

    2017-04-01

    Color symmetry is spontaneously broken in quark matter at high density as a consequence of di-quark condensations with exhibiting color superconductivity. Non-Abelian vortices or color magnetic flux tubes stably exist in the color-flavor locked phase at asymptotically high density. The effective worldsheet theory of a single non-Abelian vortex was previously calculated in the singular gauge to obtain the C P2 model [1,2]. Here, we reconstruct the effective theory in a regular gauge without taking a singular gauge, confirming the previous results in the singular gauge. As a byproduct of our analysis, we find that non-Abelian vortices in high-density QCD do not suffer from any obstruction for the global definition of a symmetry breaking.

  11. Globally baryon symmetric cosmology, GUT spontaneous symmetry breaking, and the structure of the universe

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    Stecker, F. W.; Brown, R. W.

    1979-01-01

    Grand unified theories (GUT) such as SU(5), with spontaneous symmetry breaking, can lead more naturally to a globally baryon symmetric big bang cosmology with a domain structure than to a totally asymmetric cosmology. The symmetry is broken at random in causally independent domains, favoring neither a baryon nor an antibaryon excess on a universal scale. Because of the additional freedom in the high-energy physics allowed by such GUT gauge theories, new observational tests may be possible. Arguments in favor of this cosmology and various observational tests are discussed.

  12. BRST symmetry in the Schrödinger picture

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    Lee, Hyuk-Jae; Yee, Jae Hyung

    1993-05-01

    We show that the effective Lagrangian including the gauge-fixing and ghost terms of the non-Abelian gauge theories can be derived in the functional Schrödinger picture by using the residual symmetry of the gauge-fixed Lagrangian. This residual gauge symmetry is shown to be equivalent to the well-known Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin symmetry.

  13. Implementing general gauge mediation

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    Carpenter, Linda M.; Dine, Michael; Festuccia, Guido; Mason, John D.

    2009-02-01

    Recently there has been much progress in building models of gauge mediation, often with predictions different than those of minimal gauge mediation. Meade, Seiberg, and Shih have characterized the most general spectrum which can arise in gauge-mediated models. We discuss some of the challenges of building models of general gauge mediation, especially the problem of messenger parity and issues connected with R symmetry breaking and CP violation. We build a variety of viable, weakly coupled models which exhibit some or all of the possible low energy parameters.

  14. Effects of custodial symmetry breaking in the Georgi-Machacek model at high energies

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    Blasi, Simone; De Curtis, Stefania; Yagyu, Kei

    2017-07-01

    The model proposed by Georgi and Machacek enables the Higgs sector to involve isospin triplet scalar fields while retaining a custodial S U (2 )V symmetry in the potential and, thus, ensuring the electroweak ρ parameter to be one at tree level. This custodial symmetry, however, is explicitly broken by loop effects of the U (1 )Y hypercharge gauge interaction. In order to make the model consistent at high energies, we construct the most general form of the Higgs potential without the custodial symmetry, and then we derive the one-loop β functions for all the model parameters. Assuming the δi quantities describing the custodial symmetry breaking to be zero at low energy, we find that |δi| are typically smaller than the magnitude of the U (1 )Y gauge coupling and the other running parameters in the potential also at high energy without spoiling perturbativity and vacuum stability. We also clarify that the mass degeneracy among the S U (2 )V 5-plet and 3-plet Higgs bosons is smoothly broken by ˜0.1 % corrections. These results show that the amount of the custodial symmetry breaking is kept well under control up to energies close to the theory cutoff.

  15. Gravity, gauges and clocks

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    Teyssandier, Pierre; Tucker, Robin W.

    1996-01-01

    We discuss the definitions of standard clocks in theories of gravitation. These definitions are motivated by the invariance of actions under different gauge symmetries. We contrast the definition of a standard Weyl clock with that of a clock in general relativity and argue that the historical criticisms of theories based on non-metric compatible connections by Einstein, Pauli and others must be considered in the context of Weyl's original gauge symmetry. We argue that standard Einsteinian clocks can be defined in non-Riemannian theories of gravitation by adopting the Weyl group as a local gauge symmetry that preserves the metric and discuss the hypothesis that atomic clocks may be adopted to measure proper time in the presence of non-Riemannian gravitational fields. These ideas are illustrated in terms of a recently developed model of gravitation based on a non-Riemannian spacetime geometry.

  16. Dynamical generation of the Peccei-Quinn scale in gauge mediation

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    Festuccia, Guido; Opferkuch, Toby; Ubaldi, Lorenzo

    2015-07-01

    The Peccei-Quinn (PQ) mechanism provides an elegant solution to the strong charge parity (C P ) problem. However astrophysical constraints on axions require the PQ breaking scale to be far higher than the electroweak scale. In supersymmetric models the PQ symmetry can be broken at an acceptable scale if the effective potential for the pseudomodulus in the axion multiplet develops a minimum at large enough field values. In this work we classify systematically hadronic axion models in the context of gauge mediation and study their effective potentials at one loop. We find that some models generate a PQ scale comparable to the messenger scale. Our result may prove useful for constructing full realistic models of gauge mediation that address the strong C P problem. We also comment briefly on the cosmological aspects related to the saxion and axino, and on the quality of the PQ symmetry.

  17. On the Poincaré and Gauge Symmetry of a Model where Vector and Axial Vector Interaction get Mixed up with Different Weight

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    Yasmin, Safia; Rahaman, Anisur

    2016-12-01

    A (1+1) dimensional model where vector and axial vector interaction get mixed up with different weight is considered with a generalized masslike term for gauge field. Through Poincaré algebra it has been made confirm that only a Lorentz covariant masslike term leads to a physically sensible theory as long as the number of constraints in the phase space is two. With that admissible masslike term, phase space structure of this model with proper identification of physical canonical pair has been determined using Diracs' scheme of quantization of constrained system. The bosonized version of the model remains gauge non-invariant to start with. Therefore, with the inclusion of appropriate Wess-Zumino term it is made gauge symmetric. An alternative quantization has been carried out over this gauge symmetric version to determine the phase space structure in this situation. To establish that the Wess-Zumino fields allocates themselves in the un-physical sector of the theory an attempts has been made to get back the usual theory from the gauge symmetric theory of the extended phase-space without hampering any physical principle. It has been found that the role of gauge fixing is crucial for this transmutation.

  18. Wire Retrieves Broken Pin

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    Burow, G. H.

    1984-01-01

    Safety wire retains pieces of broken tool. Retrieval wire running through shaft of tool used to pull pieces of tool out of hole, should tool break during use. Safety wire concept suitable for pins subject to deflection or breakage.

  19. Structures and Symmetries in Physics

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    Rangacharyulu, Chary

    Symmetries play a very significant role in describing the dynamics of physical structures and phenomena. While preserved symmetries enable physicists to establish systematics and predict regularities, broken symmetries open up new avenues of research as they admit new degrees of freedom. Quite often, physicists resort to mathematical symmetries to define the patterns and use metaphors to convey meaning. A caution is warranted not to take the symbolisms too literally and to be aware of limitations while borrowing physics language into other disciplines.

  20. Contact symmetries and Hamiltonian thermodynamics

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    Bravetti, A.; Lopez-Monsalvo, C.S.; Nettel, F.

    2015-10-15

    It has been shown that contact geometry is the proper framework underlying classical thermodynamics and that thermodynamic fluctuations are captured by an additional metric structure related to Fisher’s Information Matrix. In this work we analyse several unaddressed aspects about the application of contact and metric geometry to thermodynamics. We consider here the Thermodynamic Phase Space and start by investigating the role of gauge transformations and Legendre symmetries for metric contact manifolds and their significance in thermodynamics. Then we present a novel mathematical characterization of first order phase transitions as equilibrium processes on the Thermodynamic Phase Space for which the Legendre symmetry is broken. Moreover, we use contact Hamiltonian dynamics to represent thermodynamic processes in a way that resembles the classical Hamiltonian formulation of conservative mechanics and we show that the relevant Hamiltonian coincides with the irreversible entropy production along thermodynamic processes. Therefore, we use such property to give a geometric definition of thermodynamically admissible fluctuations according to the Second Law of thermodynamics. Finally, we show that the length of a curve describing a thermodynamic process measures its entropy production.

  1. Chiral symmetry and chiral-symmetry breaking

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    Peskin, M.E.

    1982-12-01

    These lectures concern the dynamics of fermions in strong interaction with gauge fields. Systems of fermions coupled by gauge forces have a very rich structure of global symmetries, which are called chiral symmetries. These lectures will focus on the realization of chiral symmetries and the causes and consequences of thier spontaneous breaking. A brief introduction to the basic formalism and concepts of chiral symmetry breaking is given, then some explicit calculations of chiral symmetry breaking in gauge theories are given, treating first parity-invariant and then chiral models. These calculations are meant to be illustrative rather than accurate; they make use of unjustified mathematical approximations which serve to make the physics more clear. Some formal constraints on chiral symmetry breaking are discussed which illuminate and extend the results of our more explicit analysis. Finally, a brief review of the phenomenological theory of chiral symmetry breaking is presented, and some applications of this theory to problems in weak-interaction physics are discussed. (WHK)

  2. Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay and Lepton Flavour Violation in Broken μ - τ Symmetric Neutrino Mass Models

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    Borgohain, Happy; Das, Mrinal Kumar

    2017-09-01

    We have studied neutrinoless double beta decay and charged lepton flavour violation in broken μ - τ symmetric neutrino masses in a generic left-right symmetric model (LRSM). The leading order μ - τ symmetric mass matrix originates from the type I (II) seesaw mechanism, whereas the perturbations to μ - τ symmetry in order for generation of non-zero reactor mixing angle 𝜃 13, as required by latest neutrino oscillation data, originates from the type II (I) seesaw mechanism. In our work, we considered four different realizations of μ - τ symmetry, viz. Tribimaximal Mixing (TBM), Bimaximal Mixing (BM), Hexagonal Mixing (HM) and Golden Ratio Mixing (GRM). We then studied the new physics contributions to neutrinoless double beta decay (NDBD) ignoring the left-right gauge boson mixing and the heavy-light neutrino mixing within the framework of LRSM. We have considered the mass of the gauge bosons and scalars to be around TeV and studied the effects of the new physics contributions on the effective mass and the NDBD half life and compared with the current experimental limit imposed by KamLAND-Zen. We further extended our analysis by correlating the lepton flavour violation of the decay processes, ( μ → 3 e) and ( μ → e γ) with the lightest neutrino mass and atmospheric mixing angle 𝜃 23 respectively.

  3. Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay and Lepton Flavour Violation in Broken μ - τ Symmetric Neutrino Mass Models

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    Borgohain, Happy; Das, Mrinal Kumar

    2017-06-01

    We have studied neutrinoless double beta decay and charged lepton flavour violation in broken μ - τ symmetric neutrino masses in a generic left-right symmetric model (LRSM). The leading order μ - τ symmetric mass matrix originates from the type I (II) seesaw mechanism, whereas the perturbations to μ - τ symmetry in order for generation of non-zero reactor mixing angle 𝜃 13, as required by latest neutrino oscillation data, originates from the type II (I) seesaw mechanism. In our work, we considered four different realizations of μ - τ symmetry, viz. Tribimaximal Mixing (TBM), Bimaximal Mixing (BM), Hexagonal Mixing (HM) and Golden Ratio Mixing (GRM). We then studied the new physics contributions to neutrinoless double beta decay (NDBD) ignoring the left-right gauge boson mixing and the heavy-light neutrino mixing within the framework of LRSM. We have considered the mass of the gauge bosons and scalars to be around TeV and studied the effects of the new physics contributions on the effective mass and the NDBD half life and compared with the current experimental limit imposed by KamLAND-Zen. We further extended our analysis by correlating the lepton flavour violation of the decay processes, (μ → 3e) and (μ → e γ) with the lightest neutrino mass and atmospheric mixing angle 𝜃 23 respectively.

  4. Dynamical spacetime symmetry

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    Lovelady, Benjamin C.; Wheeler, James T.

    2016-04-01

    According to the Coleman-Mandula theorem, any gauge theory of gravity combined with an internal symmetry based on a Lie group must take the form of a direct product in order to be consistent with basic assumptions of quantum field theory. However, we show that an alternative gauging of a simple group can lead dynamically to a spacetime with compact internal symmetry. The biconformal gauging of the conformal symmetry of n-dimensional Euclidean space doubles the dimension to give a symplectic manifold. Examining one of the Lagrangian submanifolds in the flat case, we find that in addition to the expected S O (n ) connection and curvature, the solder form necessarily becomes Lorentzian. General coordinate invariance gives rise to an S O (n -1 ,1 ) connection on the spacetime. The principal fiber bundle character of the original S O (n ) guarantees that the two symmetries enter as a direct product, in agreement with the Coleman-Mandula theorem.

  5. Spontaneous breakdown of Lorentz symmetry in scalar QED with higher order derivatives

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    Polonyi, Janos; Siwek, Alicja

    2011-10-15

    Scalar QED is studied with higher order derivatives for the scalar-field kinetic energy. A local potential is generated for the gauge field due to the covariant derivatives and the vacuum with nonvanishing expectation value for the scalar field, and the vector potential is constructed in the leading-order saddle-point expansion. This vacuum breaks the global gauge and Lorentz symmetry spontaneously. The unitarity of time evolution is assured in the physical, positive norm subspace, and the linearized equations of motion are calculated. The Goldstone theorem always keeps the radiation field massless. A particular model is constructed where the full set of standard Maxwell equations is recovered on the tree level, thereby relegating the effects of broken Lorentz symmetry to the level of radiative corrections.

  6. Broken Sedimentary Rocks

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    2005-01-01

    18 May 2005 This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows broken-up blocks of sedimentary rock in western Candor Chasma. There are several locations in western Candor that exhibit this pattern of broken rock. The manner in which these landforms were created is unknown; it is possible that there was a landslide or a meteoritic impact that broke up the materials. One attribute that is known: in some of these cases, it seems that the rock was broken and then buried by later sedimentary rocks, before later being exhumed so that they can be seen from orbit today.

    Location near: 6.9oS, 75.5oW Image width: 3 km (1.9 mi) Illumination from: upper left Season: Southern Winter

  7. Gauging away a big bang

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    Krishnan, Chethan; Raju, Avinash

    2017-08-01

    We argue that in the tensionless phase of string theory where the stringy gauge symmetries are unbroken, (at least some) cosmological singularities can be understood as gauge artefacts. We present two conceptually related, but distinct, pieces of evidence: one relying on spacetime and the other on worldsheet.

  8. Supersymmetric moose models: An extra dimension from a broken deformed conformal field theory

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    Erlich, Joshua; Anly Tan, Jong

    2006-09-15

    We find a class of four dimensional deformed conformal field theories which appear extra dimensional when their gauge symmetries are spontaneously broken. The theories are supersymmetric moose models which flow to interacting conformal fixed points at low energies, deformed by superpotentials. Using a-maximization we give strong nonperturbative evidence that the hopping terms in the resulting latticized action are relevant deformations of the fixed-point theories. These theories have an intricate structure of RG flows between conformal fixed points. Our results suggest that at the stable fixed points each of the bulk gauge couplings and superpotential hopping terms is turned on, in favor of the extra-dimensional interpretation of the theory. However, we argue that the higher-dimensional gauge coupling is generically small compared to the size of the extra dimension. In the presence of a brane the topology of the extra dimension is determined dynamically and depends on the numbers of colors and bulk and brane flavors, which suggests phenomenological applications. The RG flows between fixed points in these theories provide a class of tests of Cardy's conjectured a-theorem.

  9. Calculation of the Mass Spectrum and Deconfining Temperature in Non-Abelian Gauge Theory.

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    Vohwinkel, Claus

    1989-03-01

    Using a small volume expansion the mass spectrum and deconfining temperature of SU(2) and SU(3) gauge theory are evaluated. Including non-perturbative features by restoring symmetries which were broken in perturbation theory we obtain results which are valid up to intermediate volumes. The mass spectrum obtained is in good agreement with Luscher's small volume expansion in the small-volume limit and with Monte Carlo Data in medium sized volumes. Using asymmetric volumes we are able to derive the deconfining temperature and find a reasonable agreement with Monte Carlo calculations.

  10. Off-shell covariantization of algebroid gauge theories

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    Carow-Watamura, Ursula; Heller, Marc Andre; Ikeda, Noriaki; Kaneko, Tomokazu; Watamura, Satoshi

    2017-08-01

    We present a generalized method to construct field strengths and gauge symmetries that yield a Yang-Mills-type action with Lie n-algebroid gauge symmetry. The procedure makes use of off-shell covariantization in a supergeometric setting. We apply this method to the system of a 1-form gauge field and scalar fields with Lie n-algebroid gauge symmetry. We work out some characteristic examples.

  11. Dense baryonic matter in conformally-compensated hidden local symmetry: Vector manifestation and chiral symmetry restoration

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    Ma, Yong-Liang; Harada, Masayasu; Lee, Hyun Kyu; Oh, Yongseok; Park, Byung-Yoon; Rho, Mannque

    2014-08-01

    We find that, when the dilaton is implemented as a (pseudo-)Nambu-Goldstone boson using a conformal compensator or "conformon" in a hidden gauge symmetric Lagrangian written to O(p4) from which baryons arise as solitons, namely, skyrmions, the vector manifestation and chiral symmetry restoration at high density predicted in hidden local symmetry theory—which is consistent with Brown-Rho scaling—are lost or sent to infinite density. It is shown that they can be restored if in medium the behavior of the ω field is taken to deviate from that of the ρ meson in such a way that the flavor U(2) symmetry is strongly broken at increasing density. The hitherto unexposed crucial role of the ω meson in the structure of elementary baryon and multibaryon systems is uncovered in this work. In the state of half-skyrmions to which the skyrmions transform at a density n1/2≳n0 (where n0 is the normal nuclear matter density), characterized by the vanishing (space averaged) quark condensate but nonzero pion decay constant, the nucleon mass remains more or less constant at a value ≳60% of the vacuum value, indicating a large component of the nucleon mass that is not associated with the spontaneous breaking of chiral symmetry. We discuss its connection to the chiral-invariant mass m0 that figures in the parity-doublet baryon model.

  12. Gauge coupling unification and nonequilibrium thermal dark matter.

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    Mambrini, Yann; Olive, Keith A; Quevillon, Jérémie; Zaldívar, Bryan

    2013-06-14

    We study a new mechanism for the production of dark matter in the Universe which does not rely on thermal equilibrium. Dark matter is populated from the thermal bath subsequent to inflationary reheating via a massive mediator whose mass is above the reheating scale T(RH). To this end, we consider models with an extra U(1) gauge symmetry broken at some intermediate scale (M(int) ≃ 10(10)-10(12) GeV). We show that not only does the model allow for gauge coupling unification (at a higher scale associated with grand unification) but it can provide a dark matter candidate which is a standard model singlet but charged under the extra U(1). The intermediate scale gauge boson(s) which are predicted in several E6/SO(10) constructions can be a natural mediator between dark matter and the thermal bath. We show that the dark matter abundance, while never having achieved thermal equilibrium, is fixed shortly after the reheating epoch by the relation T(RH)(3)/M(int)(4). As a consequence, we show that the unification of gauge couplings which determines M(int) also fixes the reheating temperature, which can be as high as T(RH) ≃ 10(11) GeV.

  13. Gauge Coupling Unification and Nonequilibrium Thermal Dark Matter

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    Mambrini, Yann; Olive, Keith A.; Quevillon, Jérémie; Zaldívar, Bryan

    2013-06-01

    We study a new mechanism for the production of dark matter in the Universe which does not rely on thermal equilibrium. Dark matter is populated from the thermal bath subsequent to inflationary reheating via a massive mediator whose mass is above the reheating scale TRH. To this end, we consider models with an extra U(1) gauge symmetry broken at some intermediate scale (Mint≃1010-1012GeV). We show that not only does the model allow for gauge coupling unification (at a higher scale associated with grand unification) but it can provide a dark matter candidate which is a standard model singlet but charged under the extra U(1). The intermediate scale gauge boson(s) which are predicted in several E6/SO(10) constructions can be a natural mediator between dark matter and the thermal bath. We show that the dark matter abundance, while never having achieved thermal equilibrium, is fixed shortly after the reheating epoch by the relation TRH3/Mint4. As a consequence, we show that the unification of gauge couplings which determines Mint also fixes the reheating temperature, which can be as high as TRH≃1011GeV.

  14. Behavior in strong fields of Euclidean gauge theories. II

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    Haba, Z.

    1984-04-01

    Functional determinants resulting from functional integration in quantum gauge theories are studied. We derive an expansion around the constant field strength for the (renormalized) spinor determinant detMF in QED. We show that, if the field strength F is large and its derivatives are bounded, then detMF≡exp(-W)~exp(cF2lnF2), where c>0. Hence, the effective action W in (four-dimensional) QED is unbounded from below. Moreover, we prove that exp(-W) is not integrable. A similar result is established in the Yukawa model [detMY~exp(φ4lnφ4)]. We estimate the scalar determinant detMA2 for a non-Abelian gauge field. We show that (like in the Abelian case studied earlier) detMA2=exp[c|F|2ln|F|2+r2(F,DF,DDF)], where c>0 and r2 is bounded by a quadratic form of the gauge-invariant variables |F|, |DF|, and |DDF|. We investigate the effect of gluon self-interaction on the stability of models with broken gauge symmetry G-->H (we discuss in detail the Georgi-Glashow model). We sum up (in an approximation) the contribution of massive gluons to the O(2)-invariant effective action. It is shown that this effective action is bounded from below for slowly varying fields, if the couplings are asymptotically free at the one-loop level.

  15. Continuously broken ergodicity.

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    Mauro, John C; Gupta, Prabhat K; Loucks, Roger J

    2007-05-14

    A system that is initially ergodic can become nonergodic, i.e., display "broken ergodicity," if the relaxation time scale of the system becomes longer than the observation time over which properties are measured. The phenomenon of broken ergodicity is of vital importance to the study of many condensed matter systems. While previous modeling efforts have focused on systems with a sudden, discontinuous loss of ergodicity, they cannot be applied to study a gradual transition between ergodic and nonergodic behavior. This transition range, where the observation time scale is comparable to that of the structural relaxation process, is especially pertinent for the study of glass transition range behavior, as ergodicity breaking is an inherently continuous process for normal laboratory glass formation. In this paper, we present a general statistical mechanical framework for modeling systems with continuously broken ergodicity. Our approach enables the direct computation of entropy loss upon ergodicity breaking, accounting for actual transition rates between microstates and observation over a specified time interval. In contrast to previous modeling efforts for discontinuously broken ergodicity, we make no assumptions about phase space partitioning or confinement. We present a hierarchical master equation technique for implementing our approach and apply it to two simple one-dimensional landscapes. Finally, we demonstrate the compliance of our approach with the second and third laws of thermodynamics.

  16. Asymptotic symmetries of Yang-Mills theory

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    Strominger, Andrew

    2014-07-01

    Asymptotic symmetries at future null infinity ( +) of Minkowski space for electrodynamics with massless charged fields, as well as nonabelian gauge theories with gauge group G, are considered at the semiclassical level. The possibility of charge/color flux through + suggests the symmetry group is infinite-dimensional. It is conjectured that the symmetries include a G Kac-Moody symmetry whose generators are "large" gauge transformations which approach locally holomorphic functions on the conformal two-sphere at + and are invariant under null translations. The Kac-Moody currents are constructed from the gauge field at the future boundary of +. The current Ward identities include Weinberg's soft photon theorem and its colored extension.

  17. Conformal Symmetry as a Template for QCD

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    Brodsky, S

    2004-08-04

    Conformal symmetry is broken in physical QCD; nevertheless, one can use conformal symmetry as a template, systematically correcting for its nonzero {beta} function as well as higher-twist effects. For example, commensurate scale relations which relate QCD observables to each other, such as the generalized Crewther relation, have no renormalization scale or scheme ambiguity and retain a convergent perturbative structure which reflects the underlying conformal symmetry of the classical theory. The ''conformal correspondence principle'' also dictates the form of the expansion basis for hadronic distribution amplitudes. The AdS/CFT correspondence connecting superstring theory to superconformal gauge theory has important implications for hadron phenomenology in the conformal limit, including an all-orders demonstration of counting rules for hard exclusive processes as well as determining essential aspects of hadronic light-front wavefunctions. Theoretical and phenomenological evidence is now accumulating that QCD couplings based on physical observables such as {tau} decay become constant at small virtuality; i.e., effective charges develop an infrared fixed point in contradiction to the usual assumption of singular growth in the infrared. The near-constant behavior of effective couplings also suggests that QCD can be approximated as a conformal theory even at relatively small momentum transfer. The importance of using an analytic effective charge such as the pinch scheme for unifying the electroweak and strong couplings and forces is also emphasized.

  18. Dynamically Broken Anti-De Sitter Action for Gravity

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    Tresguerres, Romualdo

    Due to a suitable Higgs mechanism, a standard Anti-de Sitter gauge theory becomes spontaneously broken. The resulting Lorentz invariant gravitational action includes the Hilbert-Einstein term of ordinary Einstein-Cartan gravity with cosmological constant, plus contributions quadratic in curvature and torsion, and a scalar Higgs sector.

  19. Nonlinear realization of spontaneously broken N = 1 supersymmetry revisited

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    Luo, Hui; Luo, Mingxing; Wang, Liucheng

    2010-02-01

    This paper revisits the nonlinear realization of spontaneously broken N = 1 supersymmetry. It is shown that the constrained superfield formalism as proposed in [6] can be reinterpreted in the language of standard realization of nonlinear supersymmetry via a new and simpler route. Explicit formulas of actions are presented for general renormalizable theories with or without gauge interactions. The nonlinearWess-Zumino gauge is discussed and relations are pointed out for different definitions of gauge fields. In addition, a general procedure is provided to deal with theories of arbitrary Kahler potentials.

  20. Broken Heart Syndrome

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    Therkleson, Tessa; Stronach, Shona

    2015-01-01

    This case describes a combination external treatment for “Broken Heart Syndrome” that includes a lavender footbath, massage using moor extract, and oxalis ointment to the abdomen applied by an Anthroposophic nurse for a specific personality type. Lavender footbaths have been used since ancient times for relaxation and calming, while moor extract has been used medicinally in Europe since the middle ages for warmth and environmental protection. Rhythmical massage using moor extract and oxalis ointment poultice to the abdomen are part of the tradition of Anthroposophic nursing when managing stress induced by emotional and physical trauma. An elderly lady with specific characteristics diagnosed as Broken Heart Syndrome received one treatment a week for 4 weeks given by an Anthroposophic nurse at an integrative medical center. Between treatments, education was given to enable self-treatment in the home. The nursing treatments, each using lavender footbaths, moor extract massage, and oxalis ointment poultice to the abdomen, proved very effect, and no negative effects were reported. External applications need to be considered by nurses caring for specific personality types with Broken Heart Syndrome. PMID:25673580

  1. Marginal deformations of vacua with massive boson-fermion degeneracy symmetry

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    Florakis, Ioannis; Kounnas, Costas; Toumbas, Nicolaos

    2010-07-01

    Two-dimensional string vacua with Massive Spectrum boson-fermion Degeneracy Symmetry, [, are explicitly constructed in Type II and Heterotic superstring theories. The study of their moduli space indicates the existence of large marginal deformations that connect continuously the initial [ vacua to higher-dimensional conventional superstring vacua, where spacetime supersymmetry is spontaneously broken by geometrical fluxes. We find that the maximally symmetric, [, Type II vacuum, is in correspondence with the maximal, N=8, d=4 "gauged supergravity", where the supergravity gauging is induced by the fluxes. This correspondence is extended to less symmetric cases where the initial MSDS symmetry is reduced by orbifolds: [:MSDS]d=2 ↔ [. We also exhibit and analyse thermal interpretations of some Euclidean versions of the models and identify classes of MSDS vacua that remain tachyon-free under arbitrary marginal deformations about the extended symmetry point. The connection between the two-dimensional MSDS vacua and the resulting four-dimensional effective supergravities arises naturally within the context of an adiabatic cosmological evolution, where the very early Universe is conjectured to be described by an MSDS vacuum, while at late cosmological times it is described by an effective N=1 supergravity theory with spontaneously broken supersymmetry.

  2. Gauge-symmetric approach to effective lagrangians: The η' meson from QCD

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    Damgaard, P. H.; Nielsen, H. B.; Sollacher, R.

    1994-02-01

    We present a general scheme for extracting effective degrees of freedom from an underlying fundamental lagrangian, through a series of well-defined transformations in the functional integral of the cut-off theory. This is done by introducing collective fields in a gauge-symmetric manner. Through appropriate gauge fixings of this symmetry one can remove long-distance degrees of freedom from the underlying theory, replacing them by the collective fields. Applying this technique to QCD, we set out to extract the long-distance dynamics in the pseudoscalar flavour singlet sector through a gauging (and subsequent gauge fixing) of the U (1) A flavour symmetry which is broken by the anomaly. By this series of exact transformations of a cut-off generating functional for QCD, we arrive at a theory describing the long-distance physics of a pseudoscalar flavour singlet meson coupled to the residual quark-gluon degrees of freedom. As an example we show how to derive a Witten-Veneziano-like relation between the η' mass and the topological susceptibility. The resulting effective lagrangian contains an axial vector field, which shares the relevant features with the Veneziano ghost. This field is responsible for removing the η' degree of freedom from the fundamental QCD lagrangian.

  3. Global monopole in a broken-symmetric theory of gravitation

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    Tripathi, Buddhi Vallabh; Nandan, Hemwati; Purohit, K. D.

    2017-04-01

    We investigate global monopole solutions in a particular kind of scalar-tensor theory of gravity, viz. the broken-symmetric theory of gravity. Invoking the “hedgehog” ansatz for the scalar field, we derive the metric corresponding to global monopole solutions. The global monopole solutions found are independent of the scale of symmetry breaking unlike the Barriola-Vilenkin global monopoles in Einstein’s General Relativity (GR) which intrinsically depend on the symmetry breaking scale.

  4. Description of the 2ννββ decay within a fully renormalized proton-neutron quasiparticle random-phase approximation approach with a restored gauge symmetry

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    Raduta, C. M.; Raduta, A. A.

    2010-12-01

    A many-body Hamiltonian involving the mean field for a projected spherical single-particle basis, the pairing interactions for alike nucleons, and the dipole-dipole proton-neutron interactions in the particle-hole (ph) channel and the ph dipole pairing potential is treated by the projected gauge fully renormalized proton-neutron quasiparticle random phase approximation approach. The resulting wave functions and energies for the mother and daughter nuclei are used to calculate the 2νββ decay rate and the process half-life. For illustration, the formalism is applied for the decay 100Mo→100Ru. The calculated half-life is in agreement with the corresponding experimental data. The Ikeda sum rule is obeyed.

  5. Description of the 2{nu}{nu}{beta}{beta} decay within a fully renormalized proton-neutron quasiparticle random-phase approximation approach with a restored gauge symmetry

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    Raduta, C. M.; Raduta, A. A.

    2010-12-15

    A many-body Hamiltonian involving the mean field for a projected spherical single-particle basis, the pairing interactions for alike nucleons, and the dipole-dipole proton-neutron interactions in the particle-hole (ph) channel and the ph dipole pairing potential is treated by the projected gauge fully renormalized proton-neutron quasiparticle random phase approximation approach. The resulting wave functions and energies for the mother and daughter nuclei are used to calculate the 2{nu}{beta}{beta} decay rate and the process half-life. For illustration, the formalism is applied for the decay {sup 100}Mo{yields}{sup 100}Ru. The calculated half-life is in agreement with the corresponding experimental data. The Ikeda sum rule is obeyed.

  6. Non-abelian gauge fields and topological insulators in shaken optical lattices.

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    Hauke, Philipp; Tieleman, Olivier; Celi, Alessio; Olschläger, Christoph; Simonet, Juliette; Struck, Julian; Weinberg, Malte; Windpassinger, Patrick; Sengstock, Klaus; Lewenstein, Maciej; Eckardt, André

    2012-10-05

    Time-periodic driving like lattice shaking offers a low-demanding method to generate artificial gauge fields in optical lattices. We identify the relevant symmetries that have to be broken by the driving function for that purpose and demonstrate the power of this method by making concrete proposals for its application to two-dimensional lattice systems: We show how to tune frustration and how to create and control band touching points like Dirac cones in the shaken kagome lattice. We propose the realization of a topological and a quantum spin Hall insulator in a shaken spin-dependent hexagonal lattice. We describe how strong artificial magnetic fields can be achieved for example in a square lattice by employing superlattice modulation. Finally, exemplified on a shaken spin-dependent square lattice, we develop a method to create strong non-abelian gauge fields.

  7. Gauge invariant one-loop corrections to Higgs boson couplings in nonminimal Higgs models

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    Kanemura, Shinya; Kikuchi, Mariko; Sakurai, Kodai; Yagyu, Kei

    2017-08-01

    We comprehensively evaluate renormalized Higgs boson couplings at one-loop level in nonminimal Higgs models such as the Higgs singlet model (HSM) and the four types of two Higgs doublet models (THDMs) with a softly broken Z2 symmetry. The renormalization calculation is performed in the on-shell scheme improved by using the pinch technique to eliminate the gauge dependence in the renormalized couplings. We first review the pinch technique for scalar boson two-point functions in the standard model (SM), the HSM and the THDMs. We then discuss the difference in the results of the renormalized Higgs boson couplings between the improved on-shell scheme and the ordinal one with a gauge dependence appearing in mixing parameters of scalar bosons. Finally, we widely investigate how we can identify the HSM and the THDMs focusing on the pattern of deviations in the renormalized Higgs boson couplings from predictions in the SM.

  8. Holographic theories of electroweak symmetry breaking without aHiggs Boson

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    Burdman, Gustavo; Nomura, Yasunori

    2003-12-30

    Recently, realistic theories of electroweak symmetry breaking have been constructed in which the electroweak symmetry is broken by boundary conditions imposed at a boundary of higher dimensional spacetime. These theories have equivalent 4D dual descriptions, in which the electroweak symmetry is dynamically broken by non-trivial infrared dynamics of some gauge interaction, whose gauge coupling {tilde g} and size N satisfy {tilde g}{sup 2}N {approx}> 16{pi}{sup 2}. Such theories allow one to calculate electroweak radiative corrections, including the oblique parameters S, T and U, as long as {tilde g}{sup 2}N/16{pi}{sup 2} and N are sufficiently larger than unity. We study how the duality between the 4D and 5D theories manifests itself in the computation of various physical quantities. In particular, we calculate the electroweak oblique parameters in a warped 5D theory where the electroweak symmetry is broken by boundary conditions at the infrared brane. We show that the value of S obtained in the minimal theory exceeds the experimental bound if the theory is in a weakly coupled regime. This requires either an extension of the minimal model or departure from weak coupling. A particularly interesting scenario is obtained if the gauge couplings in the 5D theory take the largest possible values--the value suggested by naive dimensional analysis. We argue that such a theory can provide a potentially consistent picture for dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking: corrections to the electroweak observables are sufficiently small while realistic fermion masses are obtained without conflicting with bounds from flavor violation. The theory contains only the standard model quarks, leptons and gauge bosons below {approx_equal}2 TeV, except for a possible light scalar associated with the radius of the extra dimension. At {approx_equal}2 TeV increasingly broad string resonances appear. An analysis of top-quark phenomenology and flavor violation is also presented, which is

  9. Spontaneous Breaking of Scale Invariance in U(N) Chern-Simons Gauge Theories in Three Dimensions

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    Bardeen, William

    2014-10-24

    I explore the existence of a massive phase in a conformally invariant U(N) Chern-Simons gauge theories in D = 3 with matter fields in the fundamental representation. These models have attracted recent attention as being dual, in the conformal phase, to theories of higher spin gravity on AdS 4. Using the 1t Hooft large N expansion, exact solutions are obtained for scalar current correlators in the massive phase where the conformal symmetry is spontaneously broken. A massless dilaton appears as a composite state, and its properties are discussed. Solutions exist for matters field that are either bosons or fermions.

  10. Spontaneous Breaking of Scale Invariance in U(N) Chern-Simons Gauge Theories in Three Dimensions

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    Bardeen, William A.

    2015-09-24

    I explore the existence of a massive phase in a conformally invariant U(N) Chern-Simons gauge theories in D = 3 with matter fields in the fundamental representation. These models have attracted recent attention as being dual, in the conformal phase, to theories of higher spin gravity on AdS 4. Using the 0t Hooft large N expansion, exact solutions are obtained for scalar current correlators in the massive phase where the conformal symmetry is spontaneously broken. A massless dilaton appears as a composite state, and its properties are discussed. Solutions exist for matters field that are either bosons or fermions.

  11. The {mu} problem and the axion in gauge mediation

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    Choi, Kiwoon; Shin, Chang Sub; Chun, Eung Jin; Park, Wan Il; Kim, Hyung Do

    2011-06-15

    We revisit the idea of generating the Higgs {mu} parameter through a spontaneously broken Peccei-Quinn (PQ) symmetry in a gauge-mediated supersymmetry breaking scenario. For the messenger scale of gauge mediation higher than the PQ scale, the setup naturally generates {mu}{approx}m{sub soft} and the Higgs soft parameter B < or approx. O(m{sub soft}) with the CP phase of B aligned to the phase of gaugino masses, while giving the PQ scale v{sub PQ{approx}{radical}}(m{sub soft{Lambda}}), where m{sub soft} denotes the gauge-mediated gaugino or sfermion masses and {Lambda} is the cutoff scale which can be identified as the Planck scale or the grand unified theory scale. The PQ sector of the model results in distinctive cosmology including a late thermal inflation. We discuss the issue of dark matter and baryogenesis in the resulting thermal inflation scenario, and find that a right amount of gravitino dark matter can be produced together with a successful Affleck-Dine leptogenesis, when the gravitino mass m{sub 3/2}=O(100) keV.

  12. Gauged supergravities

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    Trigiante, Mario

    2017-03-01

    We give a general review of extended supergravities and their gauging using the duality-covariant embedding tensor formalism. Although the focus is on four-dimensional theories, an overview of the gauging procedure and the related tensor hierarchy in the higher-dimensional models is given. The relation of gauged supergravities to flux compactifications is discussed and examples are worked out in detail.

  13. Solid-state (79/81)Br NMR and gauge-including projector-augmented wave study of structure, symmetry, and hydration state in alkaline earth metal bromides.

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    Widdifield, Cory M; Bryce, David L

    2010-02-11

    Bromine-79/81 solid-state NMR (SSNMR) spectroscopy is established as a tool to characterize the local structure and symmetry about bromide ions in inorganic systems. Benchmark experimental (79/81)Br SSNMR data are acquired for CaBr(2), SrBr(2), BaBr(2), MgBr(2).6H(2)O, SrBr(2).6H(2)O, BaBr(2).2H(2)O, and CaBr(2).xH(2)O using the Solomon echo and/or QCPMG pulse sequences in magnetic fields of 11.75 and 21.1 T. Analytical line-shape analysis provides (79/81)Br electric field gradient (EFG) tensor parameters (including (79)Br quadrupolar coupling constants, C(Q)((79)Br), of up to 75.1(5) MHz in CaBr(2)), chemical shift tensor parameters (including the largest reported anisotropy), and the relative orientation of the tensor principal axis systems. These data are interpreted in terms of structure and symmetry. Our results indicate that ionic bromide systems should be generally accessible to characterization by (79/81)Br SSNMR despite sizable quadrupolar interactions. The resolving capabilities of (79/81)Br SSNMR spectroscopy are illustrated, using samples which possess up to four magnetically inequivalent sites, and through a rare example of (79)Br magic-angle spinning NMR for a Br in a noncubic lattice. Bromine-79/81 SSNMR spectroscopy is demonstrated to be sensitive to the presence of hydrates (i.e., pseudopolymorphism), via drastic changes in C(Q) and delta(iso). The changes are diagnostic to an extent that the composition of the mixture CaBr(2).xH(2)O is determined for the first time. This technique should therefore be applicable to characterize other unknown mixtures or polymorphs. Important instances where (79)Br nuclear quadrupole resonance data were found to be deficient are noted and corrected. GIPAW DFT computations are shown to be generally in very good agreement with the experimental (79/81)Br SSNMR observations. Finally, it is demonstrated that the origin of the EFG at the Br nuclei cannot be described quantitatively using a point charge model, even after

  14. Broken current anomalous dimensions, conformal manifolds, and renormalization group flows

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    Bashmakov, Vladimir; Bertolini, Matteo; Raj, Himanshu

    2017-03-01

    We consider deformations of a conformal field theory that explicitly break some global symmetries of the theory. If the deformed theory is still a conformal field theory, one can exploit the constraints put by conformal symmetry to compute broken currents anomalous dimensions. We consider several instances of this scenario, using field theory techniques and also holographic ones, where necessary. Field theoretical methods suffice to discuss examples of symmetry-breaking deformations of the O (N ) model in d =4 -ɛ dimensions. Holography is instrumental, instead, for computing current anomalous dimensions in β -deformed superconformal field theories and in a class of supersymmetric renormalization group flows at large N .

  15. Reducible gauge theories in very special relativity

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    Upadhyay, Sudhaker

    2015-12-01

    In this paper we analyze the tensor field (reducible gauge) theories in the context of very special relativity (VSR). Particularly, we study the VSR gauge symmetry as well as VSR BRST symmetry of Kalb-Ramond and Abelian 3-form fields involving a fixed null vector. We observe that the Kalb-Ramond and Abelian 3-form fields and corresponding ghosts get masses in the VSR framework. The effective action in VSR-type axial gauge is greatly simplified compared with the VSR-type Lorenz gauge. Further, we quantize these models using a Batalin-Vilkovisy (BV) formulation in VSR.

  16. Unparticles and electroweak symmetry breaking

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    Lee, Jong-Phil

    2008-11-23

    We investigate a scalar potential inspired by the unparticle sector for the electroweak symmetry breaking. The scalar potential contains the interaction between the standard model fields and unparticle sector. It is described by the non-integral power of fields that originates from the nontrivial scaling dimension of the unparticle operator. It is found that the electroweak symmetry is broken at tree level when the interaction is turned on. The scale invariance of unparticle sector is also broken simultaneously, resulting in a physical Higgs and a new lighter scalar particle.

  17. Gauge invariants and correlators in flavoured quiver gauge theories

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    Mattioli, Paolo; Ramgoolam, Sanjaye

    2016-10-01

    In this paper we study the construction of holomorphic gauge invariant operators for general quiver gauge theories with flavour symmetries. Using a characterisation of the gauge invariants in terms of equivalence classes generated by permutation actions, along with representation theory results in symmetric groups and unitary groups, we give a diagonal basis for the 2-point functions of holomorphic and anti-holomorphic operators. This involves a generalisation of the previously constructed Quiver Restricted Schur operators to the flavoured case. The 3-point functions are derived and shown to be given in terms of networks of symmetric group branching coefficients. The networks are constructed through cutting and gluing operations on the quivers.

  18. Spontaneous Breaking of Lie Groups to Discrete Symmetries

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    Rachlin, Bradley; Kephart, Thomas

    2017-01-01

    Many models of beyond Standard Model physics connect flavor symmetry with a discrete group. Having this symmetry arise spontaneously from a gauge theory maintains compatibility with quantum gravity and prevents anomalies. We detail ways to set up Higgs potentials to break gauge groups to discrete symmetries of interest. The scalar mass spectra are examined. Research Assistantship funded by Department of Energy (DOE).

  19. Cosmological Solutions in a Spontaneously Broken Gauge Theory

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    Brihaye, Yves; Hartmann, Betti; Radu, Eugen

    2006-02-01

    We consider solutions of the Yang-Mills-Higgs system coupled to gravity in asymptotically de Sitter space-time. The basic features of two classes of solutions are discussed, one of them corresponding to magnetic monopoles, the other one to sphalerons. We find that although the total mass within the cosmological horizon of these configurations is finite, their mass evaluated at timelike infinity generically diverges for most values of the cosmological constant. Also, no solutions exist in the absence of a Higgs potential.

  20. Generalized gaugino condensation in super Yang-Mills theories: Discrete R symmetries and vacua

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    Kehayias, John

    2010-12-01

    One can define generalized models of gaugino condensation as theories that dynamically break a discrete R symmetry but do not break supersymmetry. We consider general examples consisting of gauge and matter fields and the minimal number of gauge-singlet fields to avoid flat directions in the potential. We explore which R symmetries can arise and their spontaneous breaking. In general, we find that the discrete symmetry is Z2b0R, and the number of supersymmetric vacua is b0, where b0 is the coefficient of the one-loop beta function. Results are presented for various groups, including SU(Nc), SO(Nc), Sp(2Nc), and G2, for various numbers of flavors, Nf, by several methods. This analysis can also apply to the other exceptional groups and, thus, all simple Lie groups. We also comment on model-building applications where a discrete R symmetry, broken by the singlet vacuum expectation values, can account for μ-type terms and allow a realistic Higgs spectrum naturally.