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Intuitive picture for SSB?

  1. Mar 30, 2013 #1
    I am wondering whether there is a possibility to somehow intuitively explain how does that happen that gauge field acquires mass after spontaneous symmetry breaking? I mean something visualizable, not just referring to Lagrangian and the algebra. I would suspect it might be possible at least for superconductors. Any ideas?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Apr 1, 2013 #2
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