On condensation of charged scalars in D = 3 dimensions

Patricio Gaete, José A. Helaÿel-Neto

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By using the gauge-invariant, but path-dependent, variables formalism, we study the impact of condensates on physical observables for a three-dimensional Higgs-like model. As a result, for the case of a physical mass term like mH2φ{symbol}*φ{symbol}, we recover a screening potential. Interestingly enough, in the case of a "wrong-sign" mass term - mH2φ{symbol}*φ{symbol}, unexpected features are found. It is shown that the interaction energy is the sum of an effective-Bessel and a linear potential, leading to the confinement of static charges. However, when a Chern-Simons term is included, the surprising result is that the theory describes an exactly screening phase. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)211-216
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2010

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