The superconductivity analogy for the confining phase of QCD is very compelling. We further explore the model and show how it automatically accounts for the spontaneous breakdown of chiral symmetry. We demonstrate that the symmetry is broken to the proper flavor diagonal subgroup, that the quarks acquire a momentum dependent constituent mass and that pions leak into hadron bags. We see that heavy quarks hardly know about chiral symmetry. Finally, we explore various phases of QCD as predicted by our model.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics