Production of vortices by scattering particles

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We give an action that can be used to describe the production of global vortices in 2+1 dimensions by scattering Nambu-Goldstone bosons. At strong self-coupling the action reduces to scalar QED with particular values of the coupling constants and the production cross section is explicitly found. We then construct a corresponding action for the case of gauged vortices and consider the production of gauged vortices by scattering particles that have an Aharonov-Bohm interaction with the vortex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R4985-R4989
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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