A Born-Infeld Scalar and a Dynamical Violation of the Scale Invariance from the Modified Measure Action. Academic Article uri icon


  • Starting with a simple two scalar field system coupled to a modified measure that is independent of the metric, we, first, find a Born-Infeld dynamics sector of the theory for a scalar field and second, show that the initial scale invariance of the action is dynamically broken and leads to a scale charge nonconservation, although there is still a conserved dilatation current.

publication date

  • January 1, 2019