Kaluza-Klein Monopoles and their Zero Modes
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Kaluza-Klein Monopoles and their Zero Modes

  • Author(s): Csaki, C
  • Shirman, Y
  • Terning, J
  • Waterbury, M
  • et al.
Abstract

We find the conditions for the existence of fermionic zero modes of the fundamental representation in the background of a Kaluza-Klein (KK) monopole. We show that while there is no zero mode without a real mass, a normalizable zero mode appears once the real mass is sufficiently large. This provides an elegant explanation for the known decoupling of KK monopole effects in supersymmetric theories when a large real mass term is added. We also present an application where the correct counting of KK zero modes plays an essential role in understanding the non-perturbative effects determining the low-energy dynamics.

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