### Abstract

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 language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 211-216 |

Number of pages | 6 |

Journal | Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 18 Jan 2010 |

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Gaete, P., & Helaÿel-Neto, J. A. (2010). On condensation of charged scalars in D = 3 dimensions.

*Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics*, 211-216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2009.12.018