Chiral symmetry breaking in a chromomagnetic superconductor

V. P. Nair, Carl Rosenzweig

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-438
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume131
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 1983

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Chiral symmetry breaking in a chromomagnetic superconductor. / Nair, V. P.; Rosenzweig, Carl.

In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 131, No. 4-6, 17.11.1983, p. 434-438.

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