Electroweak Strings: A Progress Report

Tanmay Vachaspati
1993 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences  
I describe the string solutions in the standard electroweak model and argue that they may be stabilized by quark, lepton or other bound states. I then reinterpret the sphaleron in terms of electroweak strings and show that it can be viewed as a loop of W-string or a segment of Z-string. (Talk presented at Texas/Pascos 1992 at Berkeley.)
doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.1993.tb43949.x pmid:26469474 fatcat:zfpglxtfqfcdno6y2symgsdyiu