A mechanism for quark confinement

Curtis G. Allan, Roger Dashen, David J. Gross

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Abstract

Euclidean field configurations carrying half integral topological charge, merons, can, unlike ordinary instantons, confine quarks at moderate coupling g. Logarithmic interactions between merons prevent isolated ones from existing for small g. However, in four dimensional QCD a crude calculation indicates a phase transition to a quark confining plasma at an effective coupling g22 ≈ 1 4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-381
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume66
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 14 1977
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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