The 't Hooft-Polyakov monopole in the presence of a 't Hooft operator

Sergey Cherkis, Brian Durcan

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Abstract

We present explicit BPS field configurations representing one non-Abelian monopole with one minimal weight 't Hooft operator insertion. We explore the SO (3) and SU (2) gauge groups. In the case of SU (2) gauge group the minimal 't Hooft operator can be completely screened by the monopole. If the gauge group is SO (3), however, such screening is impossible. In the latter case we observe a different effect of the gauge symmetry enhancement in the vicinity of the 't Hooft operator.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-127
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume671
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 12 2009
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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