Topologically Massive Models from Higgs Mechanism
Abstract
A Higgs mechanism for Abelian theories over nontrivial background flat connections is proposed. It is found that the mass generated for the spin 1 excitation is the same as the one obtained from the standard Higgs mechanism over trivial backgrounds, however, the dynamical structure of the action for the Higgs scalar is completely different from the usual approach. There is a topological contribution to the mass term of the Higgs field. After functional integration over all backgrounds, it is shown that the action for the massive spin 1 excitation is dual to the Topologically Massive Models in any dimension.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 June 1997
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.hepth/9706060
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9706060
 Bibcode:
 1997hep.th....6060D
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 12 pages, latex, no figures, typos corrected