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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2019, Article ID 3187289, 10 pages
Research Article

Vortices in a Generalized Maxwell-Higgs Model with Visible and Hidden Sectors

1Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, 58051-970 João Pessoa, PB, Brazil
2Departamento de Ciências Exatas, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, 58297-000 Rio Tinto, PB, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to D. Bazeia; moc.liamg@aiezabd

Received 19 February 2019; Accepted 14 April 2019; Published 5 May 2019

Academic Editor: Rong-Gen Cai

Copyright © 2019 D. Bazeia et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.


We investigate the presence of vortices in generalized Maxwell-Higgs models with a hidden sector. The model engenders symmetry, in a manner that the sectors are coupled via the visible magnetic permeability depending only on the hidden scalar field. We develop a first-order framework in which the hidden sector decouples from the visible one. We illustrate the results with two specific examples that give rise to the presence of vortices with internal structure.