Compact gauge fields and the infrared catastrophe

A. M. Polyakov

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It is shown that infrared phenomena in the gauge theories are guided by certain classical solutions of the Yang-Mills equations. The existence of such solutions can lead to a finite correlation length which stops infrared catastrophe. In the present paper we deal only with theories with a compact but abelian gauge group. In this case the problems of correlation length and charge confinement are completely solved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-84
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 13 1975

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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