The bosonic string at D<26 and the higgs mechanism

Kazuo Fujikawa, Naohito Nakazawa, Hiroshi Suzuki

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On the basis of a BRS invariant formulation of a free bosonic string at D<26, we analyse the structures of BRS and ghost number operators and the string vacua. The ghost number and the mass spectrum are naturally related to each other in this scheme. By using a string field theoretical technique, it is also shown that the Weyl freedom gives rise to an unphysical Higgs scalar, which is absorbed by the vector particle in the first excited level, thus realizing the Higgs mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-293
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - May 4 1989
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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