Batalin-Vilkovisky field-antifield quantisation of fluctuations around classical field configurations

  • The Lagrangian field-antifield formalism of Batalin and Vilkovisky (BV) is used to investigate the application of the collec- tive coordinate method to soliton quantisation. In field theories with soliton solutions, the Gaussian fluctuation operator has zero modes due to the breakdown of global symmetries of the Lagrangian in the soliton solutions. It is shown how Noether identities and local symmetries of the Lagrangian arise when collective coordinates are introduced in order to avoid divergences related to these zero modes. This transformation to collective and fluctuation degrees of freedom is interpreted as a canonical transformation in the symplectic field-antifield space which induces a time-local gauge symmetry. Separating the corresponding Lagrangian path integral of the BV scheme in lowest order into harmonic quantum fluctuations and a free motion of the collective coordinate with the classical mass of the soliton, we show how the BV approach clarifies the relation between zero modes, collective coordinates, gauge invariance and the center- of-mass motion of classical solutions in quantum fields. Finally, we apply the procedure to the reduced nonlinear O(3) oe-model.^L

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Verfasserangaben:F. Zimmerschied
URN (Permalink):urn:nbn:de:hbz:386-kluedo-8549
Dokumentart:Preprint
Sprache der Veröffentlichung:Englisch
Jahr der Fertigstellung:1996
Jahr der Veröffentlichung:1996
Veröffentlichende Institution:Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
Datum der Publikation (Server):03.04.2000
Fachbereiche / Organisatorische Einheiten:Fachbereich Physik
DDC-Sachgruppen:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Lizenz (Deutsch):Standard gemäß KLUEDO-Leitlinien vor dem 27.05.2011

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