TY - JOUR

T1 - Strings and Aharonov-Bohm effect in Abelian Higgs model

AU - Chernodub, M. N.

AU - Polikarpov, M. I.

AU - Veselov, A. I.

AU - Zubkov, M. A.

PY - 1998/7/23

Y1 - 1998/7/23

N2 - We investigate numerically the properties of the Abrikosov-Nielsen-Olesen strings in 4D Abelian Higgs model. The fractal dimension Df of the vortex strings was found to be large in the Coulomb phase and it is close to 2 in the Higgs phase. We also show that the Wilson loop for non-integer charges is correlated with the linking number of the vortex string world sheets and the test particle world trajectory. We find that this topological (Aharonov-Bohm) interaction gives the main contribution to the Wilson loop quantum average for non-integer test charges in the vicinity of the Coulomb-Higgs phase transition.

AB - We investigate numerically the properties of the Abrikosov-Nielsen-Olesen strings in 4D Abelian Higgs model. The fractal dimension Df of the vortex strings was found to be large in the Coulomb phase and it is close to 2 in the Higgs phase. We also show that the Wilson loop for non-integer charges is correlated with the linking number of the vortex string world sheets and the test particle world trajectory. We find that this topological (Aharonov-Bohm) interaction gives the main contribution to the Wilson loop quantum average for non-integer test charges in the vicinity of the Coulomb-Higgs phase transition.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00622-4

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)00622-4

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AN - SCOPUS:0009682666

SN - 0370-2693

VL - 432

SP - 182

EP - 186

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

IS - 1-2

ER -