Confinement from constant field condensates Academic Article uri icon


  • For (2 + 1)- and (3 + 1)-dimensional reformulated SU(2) Yang-Mills theory, we compute the interaction potential within the framework of the gauge-invariant but path-dependent variables formalism. This reformulation is due to the presence of a constant gauge field condensate. Our results show that the interaction energy contains a linear term leading to the confinement of static probe charges. This result is equivalent to that of the massive Schwinger model. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • January 1, 2007