Dynamical chiral symmetry breaking by a magnetic field in QED

V. P. Gusynin, V. A. Miransky, Igor Shovkovy

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Abstract

It is shown that chiral symmetry is spontaneously broken by a constant magnetic field in QED. The dynamical mass of fermions (energy gap in the fermion spectrum) is mdynC eB exp[-(π/α)1/2], where B is the magnetic field, the constant C is of order one, and α=e2/4π is the renormalized coupling constant. Possible applications of this effect are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4747-4751
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume52
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Dynamical chiral symmetry breaking by a magnetic field in QED. / Gusynin, V. P.; Miransky, V. A.; Shovkovy, Igor.

In: Physical Review D, Vol. 52, No. 8, 1995, p. 4747-4751.

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Gusynin, V. P. ; Miransky, V. A. ; Shovkovy, Igor. / Dynamical chiral symmetry breaking by a magnetic field in QED. In: Physical Review D. 1995 ; Vol. 52, No. 8. pp. 4747-4751.
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