Visible and hidden sectors in a model with Maxwell and Chern-Simons gauge dynamics

Edwin Ireson, Fidel A. Schaposnik, Gianni Tallarita

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Abstract

We study a U(1) × U(1) gauge theory discussing its vortex solutions and supersymmetric extension. In our set-up, the dynamics of one of two Abelian gauge fields is governed by a Maxwell term, the other by a Chern-Simons term. The two sectors interact via a BF gauge field mixing and a Higgs portal term that connects the two complex scalars. We also consider the supersymmetric version of this system which allows to find for the bosonic sector BPS equations in which an additional real scalar field enters into play. We study numerically the field equations finding vortex solutions with both magnetic flux and electric charge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1650178
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Volume31
Issue number34
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2016

Keywords

  • Chern-Simons theory
  • Vortices
  • cosmic strings
  • hidden sector

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