Electroweak strings, zero modes and baryon number

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The Dirac equations for leptons and quarks in the background of an electroweak Z-string have zero mode solutions. If two loops of electroweak string are linked, the zero modes on one of the loops interacts with the other loop via an Aharanov-Bohm interaction. The effects of this interaction are briefly discussed and it is shown that the fermions induce a baryon number on linked loops of Z-string.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-49
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements)
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jun 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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