It is shown that the renormalized finite temperature effective potential for continuum SU(2) Yang-Mills theory develops a non-perturbative minimum for sufficiently strong coupling, i.e. below a critical temperature. The corresponding phase can be the candidate for the confining phase of the continuum theory and becomes energetically favoured basicly due to the decay of the A0 condensate into three gluons.
|Number of pages||35|
|Journal||Acta Physica Hungarica New Series Heavy Ion Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy(all)