Breaking SO(3) into its closed subgroups by Higgs mechanism

Mehmet Koca, Ramazan Koc, Muataz Al-Barwani

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Abstract

A gauged SO(3) symmetry is broken into its closed subgroups by Higgs scalars belonging to the irreducible representations characterized by j = 2, 3, 4 and 6. Explicit matrix decompositions of the irreducible representations of SO(3) in terms of the irreducible representations of the closed subgroups are made manifest. Analogous structures between the line defects of liquid crystals and the cosmic strings are notified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2109-2125
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 1997

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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