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't Hooft-Polyakov monopoles in lattice SU(N)+adjoint Higgs theory

Authors
  • Edwards, S.
  • Mehta, D.
  • Rajantie, A.
  • von Smekal, L.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jun 30, 2009
Submission Date
Jun 30, 2009
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.80.065030
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

We investigate twisted C-periodic boundary conditions in SU(N) gauge field theory with an adjoint Higgs field. We show that with a suitable twist for even N one can impose a non-zero magnetic charge relative to residual U(1) gauge groups in the broken phase, thereby creating a 't Hooft-Polyakov magnetic monopole. This makes it possible to use lattice Monte-Carlo simulations to study the properties of these monopoles in the quantum theory.

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