Theory of the magnetic catalysis of chiral symmetry breaking in QED

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

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Abstract

The theory of the magnetic catalysis of chiral symmetry breaking in QED is developed. An approximation for the Schwinger-Dyson equations describing reliably this phenomenon is established, i.e. it is shown that there exists a consistent truncation of those equations in this problem. The equations are solved both analytically and numerically, and the dynamical mass of fermions is determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-389
Number of pages29
JournalNuclear Physics B
Volume563
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 6 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Chiral symmetry
  • Magnetic field
  • Quantum electrodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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