Particlelike distributions of the Higgs field nonminimally coupled to gravity

André Füzfa, Massimiliano Rinaldi, Sandrine Schlögel

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When the Higgs field is nonminimally coupled to gravity, there exists a family of spherically symmetric particlelike solutions to the field equations. These monopoles are the only globally regular and asymptotically flat distributions with finite energy of the Higgs field around compact objects. Moreover, spontaneous scalarization is strongly amplified for specific values of their mass and compactness. © 2013 American Physical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Article number121103
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number121103
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sept 2013


  • hep-ph
  • astro-ph.CO
  • hep-th
  • gr-qc


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