Semionic supersymmetric solitons

Luca Mezincescu, Paul K. Townsend

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The Bogomolnyi vortex of the N = 2 supersymmetric Abelian-Higgs model in 2 + 1 dimensions is shown to be a 'semion' of spin 1/4. Specifically, the effective superparticle action for one vortex is shown to describe, upon quantization, a parity self-dual centrally charged 'short' supermultiplet of 'relativistic helicities' (-1/4-1/4, 1/4, 1/4).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number465401
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
Issue number46
StatePublished - Nov 19 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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