SU (2) Chern-Simons theory coupled to competing scalars

J. M. Pérez Ipiña, F. A. Schaposnik, G. Tallarita

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We study a spontaneously broken SU(2) Chern-Simons-Higgs model coupled though a Higgs portal to an uncharged triplet scalar with a vacuum state competing with the Higgs one. We find vortexlike solutions to the field equations in different parameter space regions. Depending on the scalar coupling constants, we find a parameter region in which the competing order creates a halo about the Chern-Simons-Higgs vortex core, together with two other regions, one where no vortex solutions exist and the other where ordinary Chern-Simons-Higgs vortices can be found. We derive the low-energy theory for the moduli fields on the vortex world sheet and also discuss the connection of our results with those found in studies of competing orders in higherature superconductors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number116010
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number11
StatePublished - 12 Jun 2018


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