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Is baryon number violated when electroweak strings intercommute?

Lo, Hoi-Kwong (1995) Is baryon number violated when electroweak strings intercommute? Physical Review D, 51 (12). pp. 7152-7155. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.51.7152.

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We reexamine the self-helicity and the intercommutation of electroweak strings. A final field configuration when electroweak strings intersect and intercommute is proposed. It conserves helicity and hence baryon number. The connection between a segment of electroweak string and a sphaleron is also discussed.

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Additional Information:© 1995 American Physical Society. (Received 31 October 1994) We acknowledge numerous helpful discussions with U. Aglietti, M. Axenides, M. Bucher, A. Y. K. Chui, M. James, C. L. Y. Lee, and especially J. Preskill and T. Vachaspati. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under Grant No. DE-FG03-92-ER40701.
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Issue or Number:12
Classification Code:PACS number(s): 11.27.+d, 11.30.Fs, 12.15.—y, 98.80.Cq
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