Journal article

O(10) kinks: Clash of symmetries on the brane and the gauge hierarchy problem

EM Shin, RR Volkas

PHYSICAL REVIEW D | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2004

Abstract

We study kink or domain wall solutions in [Formula Presented] Higgs models in the context of the “clash of symmetries” mechanism developed by Davidson, Toner, Volkas and Wali and, independently, by Pogosian and Vachaspati. We show that kink configurations employing Higgs fields in the [Formula Presented] (the adjoint representation) of [Formula Presented] break up into three classes: those that at finite distances from the wall respect a [Formula Presented] subgroup of [Formula Presented] and two others that respect the smaller subgroups [Formula Presented] and [Formula Presented] These smaller subgroups arise from the clash of symmetries mechanism: they are the intersections of two differen..

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