Mass generation from a non-perturbative correction: Massive Neveu–Schwarz field and graviton in (3+1) dimensions

Nitish, R (Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi, New Delhi 110 007, India) ; Kar, Supriya (Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi, New Delhi 110 007, India)

16 April 2019

Abstract: We show that the massless form fields in -dimensional non-perturbation theory of emergent gravity become massive in a perturbative phase without the Higgs mechanism. In particular, an axionic scalar sourced by a non-perturbative dynamical correction is absorbed by the form fields to describe a massive Neveu–Schwarz (NS) field theory on an emergent gravitational -brane pair. Arguably the novel idea of the Higgs mechanism is naturally invoked in an emergent gravity underlying a . Analysis reveals “gravito-weak” and “electro-weak” phases respectively on a vacuum pair in and dimensions. It is argued that the massive NS field quanta may govern an emergent graviton on a gravitational -brane.


Published in: PTEP 2019 (2019) 043B02 DOI: 10.1093/ptep/ptz021
License: CC-BY-3.0



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