Absence of confinement in the absence of vortices

T. Kovács, E. T. Tomboulis

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Abstract

We consider the Wilson loop expectation in SU(2) lattice gauge theory in the presence of constraints. The constraints eliminate gauge field configurations, which, in physical terms, allow the presence of thick center vortices linking with the loop. We prove that, for dimension d ≥ 3, the so-constrained Wilson loop follows perimeter law, i.e., nonconfining behavior, at weak coupling (low temperature).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4677-4687
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Volume40
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1999

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Wilson Loop
Vortex
vortices
Lattice Gauge Theory
Weak Coupling
Gauge Field
Perimeter
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Eliminate
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Absence of confinement in the absence of vortices. / Kovács, T.; Tomboulis, E. T.

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Kovács, T & Tomboulis, ET 1999, 'Absence of confinement in the absence of vortices', Journal of Mathematical Physics, vol. 40, no. 10, pp. 4677-4687.
Kovács, T. ; Tomboulis, E. T. / Absence of confinement in the absence of vortices. In: Journal of Mathematical Physics. 1999 ; Vol. 40, No. 10. pp. 4677-4687.
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