Confining phase transition as monopole condensation

Carl Rosenzweig

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Charges are confined in a monopole condensate. We investigate a model based on an SU(2) Higgs model in which the preferred ground state has a nonzero value of the monopole field. For temperatures when (T)1 the model suggests a first-order confining-deconfining phase transition. The inclusion of massive fermions weakens this phase transition and it disappears completely when the fermion mass is comparable to the confining scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1221-1224
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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