Static potential from spontaneous breaking of scale symmetry Academic Article uri icon


  • We determine the static potential for a heavy quark–antiquark pair from the spontaneous symmetry breaking of scale invariance in a non-Abelian gauge theory. Our calculation is done within the framework of the gauge-invariant, path-dependent, variables formalism. The result satisfies the 't Hooft basic criterion for achieving confinement.

publication date

  • January 1, 2007