Field configurations with half-integer angular momentum in purely bosonic theories without topological charge

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It is shown that purely bosonic field theories can have configurations with half-integral angular momentum even when the topological magnetic charge of the configuration vanishes. This result is applicable whenever there is a non-Abelian gauge theory with particles that transform in the fundamental representation of the non-Abelian symmetry group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-326
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - May 21 1998
Externally publishedYes


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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