FLUX TUBE SOLUTIONS IN SQUARE ROOT GAUGE THEORY Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Flux tube solutions are found in the square root gauge theory. Purely magnetic solutions exist which do not contain radiation. It is found that no electric monopole solution exists, which is a sign of electric charge confinement, but magnetic monopole solutions exist and therefore there is no confinement of magnetic charge. There are also solutions which have both electric and magnetic components and represent flux tubes where in addition some radiation process, caused for example by some annihilation in the center of the tube takes place. Finally, there are solutions with both electric and magnetic field which do not represent radiation but rather electric flux tubes, which are good candidates for describing confinement of oppositely charged sources. Demanding angular momentum quantization leads to the quantization of the length of these tubes.

publication date

  • January 1, 2000