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    Generalized dyons and magnetic dipoles: The issue of angular momentum

    Navarro-Lerida, Francisco and Radu, Eugen and Tchrakian, D.H. (2014) Generalized dyons and magnetic dipoles: The issue of angular momentum. Physical Review D, 90 (064023). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1550-7998

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    It is known that a non-Abelian magnetic monopole cannot rotate globally (although it may possess a nonzero angular momentum density). At the same time, the total angular momentum of a magnetic dipole equals the electric charge. In this work we question the generality of these results by considering a number of generalizations of the Georgi-Glashow model. We study two different types of finite energy, regular configurations: solutions with net magnetic charge and monopole-antimonopole pairs with zero net magnetic charge. These configurations are endowed with an electric charge and carry also a nonvanishing angular momentum density. However, we argue that the qualitative results found in the Georgi-Glashow model are generic and thus a magnetic monopole cannot spin as long as the matter fields feature the usual “monopole” asymptotic behavior independently of the dynamics of the model. A study of the properties of the dyons and magnetic dipoles in some generalizations of the Georgi-Glashow model supplemented with higher order Skyrme-like terms in the gauge curvature and Higgs fields is given quantitatively.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The definitive version of this article is available at DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.90.064023
    Keywords: Generalized dyons; magnetic dipoles; angular momentum; non-Abelian magnetic monopole;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematical Physics
    Item ID: 6178
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    Depositing User: Tigran Tchrakian
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 13:46
    Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review D
    Publisher: American Physical Society
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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