Magnetic monopoles from antisymmetric tensor gauge fields

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We consider the generalization of the Dirac monopole solution of Maxwell theory to theories of antisymmetric tensor gauge fields of arbitrary rank. A Dirac quantization condition is derived. These generalized monopoles are expected to be relevant for models of strings and higher-dimensional extended objects, and perhaps also for Kaluza-Klein theories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1921-1924
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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