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On Detecting Discrete Cheshire Charge

Bucher, Martin and Lee, Kai-Ming and Preskill, John (1992) On Detecting Discrete Cheshire Charge. Nuclear Physics B, 386 (1). pp. 27-42. ISSN 0550-3213.

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We analyze the charges carried by loops of string in models with non-abelian local discrete symmetry. The charge on a loop has no localized source, but can be detected by means of the Aharonov-Bohm interaction of the loop with another string. We describe the process of charge detection, and the transfer of charge between point particles and string loops, in terms of gauge-invariant correlation functions.

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Additional Information:© 1992 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. Received 23 December 1991. Revised 25 May 1992. Accepted 26 May 1992. Available online 18 October 2002. This work supported in part by the US Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC03-81-ER40050. We thank Mark Alford, Hoi-Kwong Lo, John March-Russell, and David Wales for useful discussions.
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Official Citation:Martin Bucher, Kai-Ming Lee, John Preskill, On detecting discrete Cheshire charge, Nuclear Physics B, Volume 386, Issue 1, 2 November 1992, Pages 27-42, ISSN 0550-3213, 10.1016/0550-3213(92)90174-A.
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