Do cosmic strings determine the number of generations?

Mehmet Koca

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What distinguishes the generations above the electroweak scale? We propose a model where three families of leptons and the electroweak bosons are assigned to the irreducible representations of the local binary tetrahedral group of order 24, a discrete subgroup of SU (2), and the local discrete symmetry Z3. The scattering cross sections of leptons off the cosmic strings associated with the elements of the local discrete symmetry distinguish the members of the lepton families. The possible relevance of the cosmic strings to E8 unification and the families of quarks are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-382
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume271
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 21 1991

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Koca, Mehmet. / Do cosmic strings determine the number of generations?. In: Physics Letters B. 1991 ; Vol. 271, No. 3-4. pp. 377-382.
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