W condensates, magnetic flux tubes and monopole confinement Academic Article uri icon


  • We show that the condensation of W bosons considered by A. Linde leads to photons acquiring an ``anisotropic''. This results in the existence of magnetic flux tubes which leads to a linear, confining potential for magnetic monopoles. Possible cosmological consequences are discussed. Permanent address: Department of Physics, Ben Gurion University, 84105 Beer Sheva, Israel.

publication date

  • January 1, 1990