### Abstract

Electric-magnetic duality allows us to describe the dynamics of a medium via either an electric or a magnetic formulation. One immediate result is that a gluon with a 1 k^{4} propagator must be propagating in a magnetic superconducting medium. Another consequence is that there are no QCD Van der Waals forces. We predict the existence of short range Yukawa forces whose range is directly related to an important confinement parameter; the QCD London penetration depth. We prove the following and its dual; magnetic charges anti-screen electric potentials. Based on this result we present two conjectures. (1) The vertex of a charged particle and a "dual" photon carries an extra factor of i. (2) Magnetic monopoles exorcise the Landau ghost.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 450-454 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Journal | Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics |

Volume | 135 |

Issue number | 5-6 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Feb 16 1984 |

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*Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics*,

*135*(5-6), 450-454. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(84)90313-7

**Electromagnetic duality, Landau ghosts, superconductivity, QCD and all that.** / Nair, V. P.; Rosenzweig, Carl.

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*Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics*, vol. 135, no. 5-6, pp. 450-454. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(84)90313-7

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Electromagnetic duality, Landau ghosts, superconductivity, QCD and all that

AU - Nair, V. P.

AU - Rosenzweig, Carl

PY - 1984/2/16

Y1 - 1984/2/16

N2 - Electric-magnetic duality allows us to describe the dynamics of a medium via either an electric or a magnetic formulation. One immediate result is that a gluon with a 1 k4 propagator must be propagating in a magnetic superconducting medium. Another consequence is that there are no QCD Van der Waals forces. We predict the existence of short range Yukawa forces whose range is directly related to an important confinement parameter; the QCD London penetration depth. We prove the following and its dual; magnetic charges anti-screen electric potentials. Based on this result we present two conjectures. (1) The vertex of a charged particle and a "dual" photon carries an extra factor of i. (2) Magnetic monopoles exorcise the Landau ghost.

AB - Electric-magnetic duality allows us to describe the dynamics of a medium via either an electric or a magnetic formulation. One immediate result is that a gluon with a 1 k4 propagator must be propagating in a magnetic superconducting medium. Another consequence is that there are no QCD Van der Waals forces. We predict the existence of short range Yukawa forces whose range is directly related to an important confinement parameter; the QCD London penetration depth. We prove the following and its dual; magnetic charges anti-screen electric potentials. Based on this result we present two conjectures. (1) The vertex of a charged particle and a "dual" photon carries an extra factor of i. (2) Magnetic monopoles exorcise the Landau ghost.

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JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

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