Mass spectra of N = 2 supersymmetric SU(n) Chern-Simons-Higgs theories

H. C. Kao*

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An algebraic method is used to work out the mass spectra and symmetry breaking patterns of general vacuum states in N = 2 supersymmetric SU(n) Chem-Simons-Higgs systems with the matter fields being in the adjoint representation. The approach provides us with a natural basis for fields, which will be useful for further studies in the self-dual solutions and quantum corrections. As the vacuum states satisfy the SU(2) algebra, it is not surprising to find that their spectra are closely related to that of an angular momentum addition in quantum mechanics. The analysis can be easily generalized to other classical Lie groups.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045013
Pages (from-to)450131-450138
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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