Phase transitions in QCD as tunneling through singular barriers

Curtis Gove Callan, R. Dashen, D. Gross

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We show that the phase transitions of QCD, chiral symmetry breaking and confinement, can be interpreted physically as tunneling through (infrared) singular barriers. The appearance of monopoles in QCD and the properties of massless fermions in a meron field are discussed in the context of this interpretation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-274
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 14 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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