Schwinger mechanism for dynamically massive fermions

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We show that charge screening takes place in the large-N Schwinger-Thirring model despite the dynamically acquired fermion mass. The dynamical Goldstone boson also acquires a mass. We comment briefly on the relevance of this to the problem of the absence of a ninth light pseudoscalar meson.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1150-1155
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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