It is shown that in CP non-conserving theories, the electric charge of an 't Hooft-Polyakov magnetic monopole will not ordinarily be integral, or even rational in units of the fundamental charge e. If a non-zero vacuum angle θ is the only mechanism for CP violation, the electric charge of the monopole is exactly calculable and is -eθ/2π, plus an integer. If there are additional CP violating interactions, the monopole charge must be computed as a power series in the coupling constant. These results apply in realistic theories such as SU(5).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics