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Excitations of static isolated fermions in the Higgs phase of gauge Higgs theory

Kazue Matsuyama, Jeff Greensite

SciPost Phys. Proc. 6, 012 (2022) · published 31 May 2022

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XXXIII International Workshop on High Energy Physics


A spectrum of localized excitations of isolated static fermions has been discovered in several different gauge Higgs theories. In lattice numerical simulations, we show that the charged elementary particles can have the spectrum of excitations in the Higgs phase of SU(3) gauge Higgs theory, q=2 Abelian Higgs theory, Landau-Ginzburg theory, and in chiral U(1) gauge Higgs theory. Possibly these excited states of the isolated fermions can be observed in ARPES studies of conventional superconductors. Also, we consider that similar kinds of excitations could exist in other gauge Higgs theories, such as the electroweak sector of the Standard Model.

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