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Abstract
The YangMills (YM) equation in three spacetime dimensions (3D) can be modified to include a novel paritypreserving interaction term, with an inverse mass parameter, in addition to a possible topological mass term. The novelty is that the modified YM equation is not the EulerLagrange equation of any gaugeinvariant local action for the YM gauge potential alone. Instead, consistency is achieved in the “third way” exploited by 3D minimal massive gravity. We relate our results to the “novel Higgs mechanism” for ChernSimons gauge theories.
Original language  English 

Article number  181603 
Number of pages  5 
Journal  Physical Review Letters 
Volume  114 
Issue number  18 
Publication status  Published  7 May 2015 
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SRP8: Strategic Research Programme: HighEnergy Physics at the VUB
D'Hondt, J., Van Eijndhoven, N., Craps, B. & Buitink, S.
1/11/12 → 31/10/22
Project: Fundamental