Confinement from spontaneous breaking of scale symmetry

Patricio Gaete, Eduardo Guendelman

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We show that one can obtain naturally the confinement of static charges from the spontaneous symmetry breaking of scale invariance in a gauge theory. At the classical level a confining force is obtained and at the quantum level, using a gauge invariant but path-dependent variables formalism, the Cornell confining potential is explicitly obtained. Our procedure answers completely to the requirements by 't Hooft for "perturbative confinement".

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-204
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 14 Sep 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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