Symmetry Breaking in the Lattice Abelian Higgs Model

Tom Kennedy, Chris King

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A new gauge-invariant order parameter is introduced for the Abelian Higgs model and used to prove the existence of a phase transition for the lattice theory in three or more dimensions. In Landau gauge this order parameter is the limit of (x)»(y) as x-y.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)776-778
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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