Dereli, Tekin and Tucker, Robin W. (2002) A broken gauge approach to gravitational mass and charge. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2002 (3).Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|Deposited On:||02 Apr 2008 09:11|
|Last Modified:||12 Aug 2015 12:10|
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