Colour superconductivity in a strong magnetic field

Research paper by Efrain J. Ferrer, Vivian de la Incera, Cristina Manuel

Indexed on: 30 Nov '05Published on: 30 Nov '05Published in: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology


We explore the effects of an applied strong external magnetic field in a three flavour massless colour superconductor. The long-range component of the B field that penetrates the superconductor enhances some quark condensates, leading to a different condensation pattern. The external field also reduces the flavour symmetries in the system, and thus it changes drastically the corresponding low energy physics. Our considerations are relevant for the study of highly magnetized compact stars.