Spontaneous parity breaking in three-dimensional non-Abelian gauge theory

Hsien Chung Kao, Yeong Chuan Kao, Yu Li Lee

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We study the parity-odd part of the gauge field two-point function in the effective action in three-dimensional non-Abelian gauge theory with both Higgs fields and the Chern-Simons term. It is shown that, contrary to a previous proposal, there is no hint of spontaneous parity breakdown up to one-loop level, if care is taken to turn off the Chern-Simons coefficient before expanding the effective action into local terms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1826-1830
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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