We study the stability of non-Abelian semi-local vortices based on an N = 2 supersymmetric H = SU(N(c)) x U(1)/Z(Nc) similar to U(Nc) gauge theory with an arbitrary number of flavors (N(f) > N(c)) in the fundamental representation, when certain N = 1 mass terms are present, making the vortex solutions no longer BPS-saturated. Local (ANO-like) vortices are found to be stable against fluctuations in the transverse directions. Strong evidence is found that the ANO-like vortices are actually the true minima. In other words, the semi-local moduli, which are present in the BPS limit, disappear in our non-BPS system, leaving the vortex with the orientational moduli CP(Nc-1) only. We discuss the implications of this fact on the system in which the U(N(c)) model arises as the low-energy approximation of an underlying e.g. G = SU(Nc + 1) gauge theory. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Autori:||Auzzi R; Eto M; Gudnason SB; Konishi K; Vinci W|
|Titolo:||On the stability of non-Abelian semi-local vortices|
|Anno del prodotto:||2009|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2008.12.024|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|