String and brane models with spontaneously or dynamically induced tension

E. I. Guendelman, A. Kaganovich, E. Nissimov, S. Pacheva

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We study in some detail the properties of a previously proposed new class of string and brane models whose world-sheet (world-volume) actions are built with a modified reparametrization-invariant measure of integration and which do not contain any ad hoc dimensionful parameters. The ratio of the new and the standard Riemannian integration measure densities plays the role of a dynamically generated string or brane tension. The latter is identified as (the magnitude of) an effective (non-Abelian) electric field strength on the world-sheet or world-volume obeying the standard Gauss-law constraint. As a result a simple classical mechanism for confinement via modified-measure "color" strings is proposed where the colorlessness of the "hadrons" is an automatic consequence of the new string dynamics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046003
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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