The confinement term Academic Article uri icon


  • Motivated by arguments based on spontaneous breaking of scale invariance, a term of the form is introduced in the action of the gauge fields. For N<0 this leads to linear confinement, while for N>0, after appropriate regularization, this leads to the vanishing of the gauge fields beyond a critical length, i.e. to a different realization of confinement. A mechanism where two values of N can be connected is discussed.

publication date

  • January 1, 2010