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Topological Approach to Alice Electrodynamics

Bucher, Martin and Lo, Hoi-Kwong and Preskill, John (1992) Topological Approach to Alice Electrodynamics. Nuclear Physics B, 386 (1). pp. 3-26. ISSN 0550-3213. doi:10.1016/0550-3213(92)90173-9.

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We analyze the unlocalized “Cheshire charge” carried by “Alice strings.” The magnetic charge on a string loop is carefully defined, and the transfer of magnetic charge from a monopole to a string loop is analyzed using global topological methods. A semiclassical theory of electric charge transfer is also described.

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Additional Information:© 1992 Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. Received 27 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. Katherine Benson, Rick Davis, Tom Imbo, Kai-Ming Lee, John March-Russell, Sandip Trivedi and Piljin Yi for interesting discussions.
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Official Citation:Martin Bucher, Hoi-Kwong Lo, John Preskill, Topological approach to Alice electrodynamics, Nuclear Physics B, Volume 386, Issue 1, 2 November 1992, Pages 3-26, ISSN 0550-3213, 10.1016/0550-3213(92)90173-9.
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