Accession Number:

AD0617239

Title:

SPONTANEOUS SYMMETRY BREAKDOWN IN MUON-E ELECTRODYNAMICS,

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BRANDEIS UNIV WALTHAM MASS

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Report Date:

1964-10-26

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

The possibility is examined of spontaneous symmetry breakdowns in the electrodynamics of two originally identical charged fields with minimal coupling. The analysis provides a simple example of internal symmetry, SU2, for which three possibilities arise 1 no spontaneous breakdowns occur and the vacuum state possesses full SU2 invariance 2 a partial breakdown occurs which will be seen to produce a mass splitting out of muon to egamma-ray decay and 3 full SU2 breakdown occurs which will result, in general, in allowed muon to egamma-ray decay as well as mass splitting. Only minimal gauge invariant interactions are involved, and hence divergencies and cut off problems are avoided. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE