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A broken gauge approach to gravitational mass and charge

Dereli, Tekin and Tucker, Robin W. (2002) A broken gauge approach to gravitational mass and charge. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2002 (3).

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Abstract

We argue that a spontaneous breakdown of local Weyl invariance offers a mechanism in which gravitational interactions contribute to the generation of particle masses and their electric charge. The theory is formulated in terms of a spacetime geometry whose natural connection has both dynamic torsion and non-metricity. Its structure illuminates the role of dynamic scales used to determine measurable aspects of particle interactions and it predicts an additional neutral vector boson with electroweak properties.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of High Energy Physics
Additional Information: Symmetry breaking forms a cornerstone in the phenomenology of fundamental particle interactions. It was shown here for the first time that certain quanta can acquire gravitational mass by a breakdown of spacetime conformal symmetry, thereby releasing the role of the Higgs effect from purely ""internal"" symmetries. RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Physics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking ; Space-Time Symmetries ; Classical Theories of Gravity
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 2359
Deposited By: ep_importer
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2008 09:11
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2015 12:10
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/2359

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