The European Physical Journal C - Particles and Fields

, Volume 28, Issue 1, pp 145–146

On vector Goldstone boson


  • L.-F. Li
    • Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Theoretical Physics

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s2003-01177-5

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Li, L. Eur. Phys. J. C (2003) 28: 145. doi:10.1140/epjc/s2003-01177-5


The possibility that higher dimensional field theories are broken spontaneously, through the usual Nambu-Goldstone mechanism, to 4-dimension is explored. As a consequence, vector Goldstone bosons can arise in this breaking of Lorentzian symmetry from higher dimension to 4-dimension. This can provide a simple mechanism for reduction to 4-dimension in theories with extra dimensions.

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