W condensates, magnetic flux tubes and monopole confinement

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Abstract

We show that the condensation of W bosons considered by A. Linde leads to photons acquiring an "anisotropic". This results in the existence of magnetic flux tubes which leads to a linear, confining potential for magnetic monopoles. Possible cosmological consequences are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume235
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 1990
Externally publishedYes

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