Volume 19: Pages 317-321, 2006
A Generalized Higgs Model
Mark D. Roberts1,2
1Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701 South Africa
2Physikalisches Institut, Albert‐Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany D‐79104
The Higgs model is generalized so that in addition to the radial Higgs field there are fields that correspond to the themasy and entropy. The model is further generalized to include state and sign parameters. A reduction to the standard Higgs model is given, and how to break symmetry using a nonzero vacuum expectation value is shown. A “fluid rotation” can be performed on the standard Higgs model to give a model dependent on thermodynamical quantities and having a constant mass.
Keywords: Higgs model, symmetry breaking, charged fluids
Received: December 14, 2003; Published Online: December 15, 2008