QCD heat kernel in covariant gauge

E. I. Guendelman, A. V. Leonidov, V. A. Nechitailo, D. A. Owen

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We report the calculation of the fourth coefficient in an expansion of the heat kernel of a non-minimal, non-Abelian kinetic operator in an arbitrary background gauge in arbitrary spacetime dimension. The fourth coefficient is shown to bring a non-trivial gauge dependence due to the contribution of the lowest order off-shell gauge-invariant structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L211-L215
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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