Aspects of Magnetic Field Configurations in Planar Nonlinear Electrodynamics

L. P.G. de Assis, Patricio Gaete, J. A. Helaÿel-Neto, S. O. Vellozo

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Abstract

In the framework of three-dimensional Born-Infeld Electrodynamics, we pursue an investigation of the consequences of the space-time dimensionality on the existence of magnetostatic fields generated by electric charges at rest in an inertial frame, which are present in its four-dimensional version. Our analysis reveals interesting features of the model. In fact, a magnetostatic field associated with an electric charge at rest does not appear in this case. Interestingly, the addition of the topological term (Chern-Simons) to Born-Infeld Electrodynamics yields the appearance of the magnetostatic field. We also contemplate the fields associated to the would-be-magnetic monopole in three dimensions. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)477-486
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Theoretical Physics
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012

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