Spin and dualization of S U(5) ayons

Tanmay Vachaspati, Daniele A. Steer

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Motivated by the dual standard model, we study the angular momentum spectrum of stable SU(5) dyons that can be transformed into purely electric states by a suitable duality rotation, i.e., dyons that are dualizable. The problem reduces to solving a Diophantine equation for the holomorphic charges in each topological sector, but the solutions also have to satisfy certain constraints. We show that these equations can be solved and sets of dualizable, half-integer spin SU(5) dyons can be found, each of which corresponds to a single family of the standard model fermions. We then find two predictions of the dual standard model. First, the family of dualizable, half-integer spin dyons is accompanied by a set of dualizable, integer-spin partner states. Secondly, the dyon corresponding to the electron must necessarily contain nontrivial color internal structure. In addition, we provide other general results regarding the spectrum of dualizable dyons and their novel properties, and extend the stability analysis of SU(5) monopoles used in the dual standard model so far to discuss the stability of the half-integer spin dyons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number085008
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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