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Dirac equation for electron in EM and Higgs fields?

  1. Dec 21, 2011 #1
    Is this the correct form for a Dirac electron in a Higgs field with scalar potential [itex]\phi[/itex] and an electromagnetic field with vector potential [itex]A_\mu[/itex]

    [itex]i \gamma^\mu \partial_\mu \psi = g \phi \psi + e \gamma_\mu A^\mu \psi [/itex]

    where [itex]g[/itex] is the coupling constant to the Higgs field and [itex]e[/itex] is the coupling constant to the electromagnetic field?
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  3. Dec 21, 2011 #2


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    Looks Ok to me. And φ = v + h.
  4. Dec 21, 2011 #3
    Thanks a lot.

    I guess v is the Higgs vacuum expectation value and h is the physical Higgs field.
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