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massive Yang-Mills theory

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Idea

While Yang-Mills theory with a fundamental mass-term (as opposed to a dynamical mass via a Higgs mechanism) cannot be both renormalizable and unitary (Delbourgo-Twisk-Thompson 88), it does appear in certain effective field theories, notably in quantum hadrodynamics.

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General

In quantum hadrodynamics

Equivalence between hidden local symmetry- and massive Yang-Mills theory-description of Skyrmion quantum hadrodynamics:

More on relation to Skyrmions: