Restrictions on symmetry breaking in vector-like gauge theories

C. Vafa, E. Witten

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Modulo some highly plausible assumptions, we show that vector-like global symmetries (like isospin or baryon number) are not spontaneously broken in vector-like gauge theories with θ = 0 (like QCD). We also show that in these theories massless bound states do not form from massive constituents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-188
Number of pages16
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 19 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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