Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-15-1993

Publication Title

Physical Review D

Publisher

American Physical Society

Keywords

Spontaneous Symmetry, Scalar Field Theories, Light Cone Field Theory, Quantum Theory

Abstract

The problem of spontaneous symmetry breaking in scalar field theories quantized on the light cone is considered. Within the framework of "discretized" light-cone field theory, a constrained zero mode of the scalar field, which is necessary for obtaining a consistent dynamics, is responsible for supporting nonzero vacuum expectation values classically. This basic structure is shown to carry over to the quantum theory as well, and the consistency of the formalism is checked in an explicit perturbative calculation in (1+1)-dimensional φ4 theory.

First Page

2549

Last Page

2553

Volume

47

Issue

6

Original Citation

Robertson D.G. (1993). On spontaneous symmetry breaking in discretized light cone field theory. Physical Review D, 47(6). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.47.2549

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.47.2549

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Publisher's Version

Publisher's Statement

Copyright 1993 Physical Review D

Peer Reviewed

1

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