The linear SU(2)L x SU(2)R σ-model occupies a unique place in elementary particle physics and quantum field theory. It has been recently realized that when a chemical potential for hypercharge is added, it becomes a toy model for the description of the dynamics of the kaon condensate in high density QCD. We review recent results in nonperturbative dynamics obtained in the ungauged and gauged versions of this model.
- High density QCD
- Linear σ-model
- Spontaneous symmetry breaking
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- General Physics and Astronomy