Can spontaneously broken gauge theories be asym free?

  • #1
151
0

Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi folks -- it is my understanding that only non-Abelian gauge theories can be asymptotically free. But can anyone provide me with a canonical reference showing that such symmetries can be dynamically broken and still retain that status? I gather that this is the case (from reading the original papers by Gross and Wilczek, etc), but haven't managed to find anything where this is explicitly shown.

Any help would be much appreciated!
 

Answers and Replies

Related Threads on Can spontaneously broken gauge theories be asym free?

Replies
6
Views
2K
Replies
2
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
790
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
Replies
4
Views
950
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
3K
Replies
13
Views
2K
Top