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Massive, unitary, renormalizable Yang-Mills theory without Higgs bosons


Delbourgo, R and Thompson, G, Massive, unitary, renormalizable Yang-Mills theory without Higgs bosons, Physical Review Letters, 57, (21) pp. 2610-2612. ISSN 0031-9007 (1986) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.57.2610


We present a variant of the Stueckelberg formalism for Yang-Mills theory where the Stueckelberg scalar field is eliminated in favor of the gauge potential. Normally this leads to nonpolynomial interactions. However, we point out that it is possible to pick a gauge where the nonpolynomiality disappears and the resulting theory is power-counting renormalizable and unitary. This procedure allows one to construct an electroweak model without the Higgs boson.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Particle and high energy physics
Research Field:Particle physics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Delbourgo, R (Professor Robert Delbourgo)
UTAS Author:Thompson, G (Mr Thompson)
ID Code:90854
Year Published:1986
Web of Science® Times Cited:36
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2014-04-29
Last Modified:2014-04-29

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