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Three-Dimensional Massive Gauge Theories

Deser, S. and Jackiw, R. and Templeton, S. (1982) Three-Dimensional Massive Gauge Theories. Physical Review Letters, 48 (15). pp. 975-978. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.48.975.

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Three-dimensional Yang-Mills and gravity theories augmented by gauge-invariant mass terms are analyzed. These topologically nontrivial additions profoundly alter the particle content of the models and lead to quantization of a dimensionless mass-coupling-constant ratio. The vector field excitations become massive, with spin 1 (rather than massless with spin 0), and the mass provides an infrared cutoff. The gravitation acquires mass, mediates finite-range interactions, and has spin 2 (rather than being absent altogether); although its mass term is of third derivative order, there are no ghosts or acausalities.

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Additional Information:© 1982 American Physical Society. (Received 22 January 1982) This work is supported in part by National Science Foundation Grant No. Phy 78-09644 A02 and by U. S. Department of Energy Contract No. DE AC02-76ER03069.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-76ER03069
Issue or Number:15
Classification Code:PACS numbers: 11.15.-z, 04.60.+n, 11.10.6h
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