We construct local, unitary gauge theories that violate Lorentz symmetry explicitly at high energies and are renormalizable by weighted power counting. They contain higher space derivatives, which improve the behavior of propagators at large momenta, but no higher time derivatives. We show that the regularity of the gauge-field propagator privileges a particular spacetime breaking, the one into space and time. We then concentrate on the simplest class of models, study four dimensional examples and discuss a number of issues that arise in our approach, such as the low-energy recovery of Lorentz invariance. (c) 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Weighted power counting and Lorentz violating gauge theories. I: General properties|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.aop.2008.12.005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|