The confinement term

E. I. Guendelman, I. Korover

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Motivated by arguments based on spontaneous breaking of scale invariance, a term of the form N√-FμνFμν is introduced in the action of the gauge fields. For N < 0 this leads to linear confinement, while for N > 0, after appropriate regularization, this leads to the vanishing of the gauge fields beyond a critical length, i.e. to a different realization of confinement. A mechanism where two values of N can be connected is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1499-1506
Number of pages8
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Issue number18
StatePublished - 14 Jun 2010


  • Confinement quarks and gluons
  • Nonlinear field theory
  • Spontaneous breaking of scale invariance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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