Bound states can stabilize electroweak strings

Tanmay Vachaspati, Richard Watkins

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We show that the stability of the electroweak Z-string is greatly improved by the presence of bound states of a complex scalar field. This stabilization mechanism could work for other embedded defects and also for unstable solutions such as the sphaleron.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-168
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Nov 25 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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