Bound states can stabilize electroweak strings

  • Vachaspati T
  • Watkins R
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We show that the stability of the electroweak Z-string is greatly improved by the presence of bound states of a complex scalar field. This stabilization mechanism could work for other embedded defects and also for unstable solutions such as the sphaleron. © 1993.

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  • Tanmay Vachaspati

  • Richard Watkins

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