Instanton-Sphaleron transition in the d = 2 Abelian-Higgs model on a Circle

  • Abstract: The transition from the instanton-dominated quantum regime to the sphaleron-dominated classical regime is studied in the d = 2 abelian-Higgs model when the spatial coordinate is compactified to S1. Contrary to the noncompactified case, this model allows both sharp first-order and smooth second-order transitions depending on the size of the circle. This finding may make the model a useful toy model for the analysis of baryon number violating processes.

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Author:D.K. Park, H. J. W. Müller-Kirsten, J.-Q. Liang, A. V. Shurgaia
URN (permanent link):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-11140
Document Type:Preprint
Language of publication:English
Year of Completion:2000
Year of Publication:2000
Publishing Institute:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Faculties / Organisational entities:Fachbereich Physik
DDC-Cassification:530 Physik

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