Dynamical Chiral Symmetry Breaking in QED in a Magnetic Field: Toward Exact Results

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

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We describe a (first, to the best of our knowledge) essentially soluble example of dynamical symmetry breaking phenomenon in a 3+1 dimensional gauge theory without fundamental scalar fields: QED in a constant magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1291-1294
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes


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