Confinement and gaussian gluon fields

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The confinement mechanism is described as an interplay between classical massless longitudinal gluon fields induced by static color charges and transversal quantum fluctuations in the gluon condensate. The nonabelian field energy amounts to a linearly rising effective potential between heavy quarks and antiquarks in this case. The string tension is related to the gluon condensate strength.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-18
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - márc. 19 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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