Duality, axion charge, and quantum mechanical hair

Lawrence M. Krauss, Soo Jong Rey

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Abstract

Scattering of an axion charge off an oriented fundamental or cosmic axion string is shown to be equivalent to (three-dimensional) Aharonov-Casher scattering through a duality transformation. This allows us to determine the differential cross section, and also to further elucidate the relation between the Aharonov-Casher and the Aharonov-Bohm effects. We also demonstrate the existence of a regular soliton solution with axion charge and quantum hair similar to a previously obtained classical axionic black hole.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-359
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume254
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 24 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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