Spontaneous symmetry breaking and mass generation as builtin phenomena in logarithmic nonlinear quantum theory
Abstract
Our primary task is to demonstrate that the logarithmic nonlinearity in the quantum wave equation can cause the spontaneous symmetry breaking and mass generation phenomena on its own, at least in principle. To achieve this goal, we view the physical vacuum as a kind of the fundamental BoseEinstein condensate embedded into the fictitious Euclidean space. The relation of such description to that of the physical (relativistic) observer is established via the fluid/gravity correspondence map, the related issues, such as the induced gravity and scalar field, relativistic postulates, Mach's principle and cosmology, are discussed. For estimate the values of the generated masses of the otherwise massless particles such as the photon, we propose few simple models which take into account small vacuum fluctuations. It turns out that the photon's mass can be naturally expressed in terms of the elementary electrical charge and the extensive length parameter of the nonlinearity. Finally, we outline the topological properties of the logarithmic theory and corresponding solitonic solutions.
 Publication:

Acta Physica Polonica B
 Pub Date:
 December 2011
 DOI:
 10.5506/APhysPolB.42.261
 arXiv:
 arXiv:0912.4139
 Bibcode:
 2011AcPPB..42..261Z
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology;
 Condensed Matter  Other Condensed Matter;
 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 Quantum Physics;
 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology;
 Condensed Matter  Other Condensed Matter;
 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 Quantum Physics
 EPrint:
 Dedicated to memory of V. L. Ginzburg (19162009). Updates: (v2) chapter on BEC/fluid/gravity correspondence