Strong Interaction Dynamics from Spontaneous Symmetry Breaking of Scale Invariance Academic Article uri icon


  • Using the mechanism of spontaneous symmetry breaking of scale invariance obtained from the dynamics of maximal rank field strengths, it is possible to spontaneously generate confining behavior. Introducing a dilaton field, the study of nontrivial confining and de-confining transitions appears possible. This is manifest in two ways at least: One can consider bags which contain an unconfined phase in the internal region and a confined phase outside and also one obtains a simple model for deconfinement at high temperature from the finite temperature dynamics of the dilaton field.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007