Magnetic Monopoles in Purely Fermionic Models

  • M. Arik
  • M. Hortacsu
  • J. Kalayci
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 111)


Magnetic monopoles1 have received a great deal of renewed attention over the past few years. Indeed any nonabelian gauge theory2 has a magnetic monopole solution. In its simplest form this solution is the Wu-Yang monopole3 with a singularity at the site of the monopole. The mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking can be utilized4 to smear this singularity and make these solutions have finite energy and topological stability provided that one starts with a simple gauge group and unbroken gauge symmetries including an electromagnetic U(1). On the other hand, the fermions in such a theory play no role in these features. As an alternative it would be interesting to look for magnetic monopoles constructed in terms of fermion fields.


Pure Spinor Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking Magnetic Monopole Internal Symmetry Fermion Field 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Arik
    • 1
  • M. Hortacsu
    • 1
  • J. Kalayci
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentBogazici UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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