Is the ground state of Yang-Mills theory Coulombic?

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Heinzl, Thomas; Ilderton, Anton; Langfeld, Kurt; Lavelle, Martin; Lutz, Wolfgang; McMullan, David;
(2008)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.78.034504
  • Subject: High Energy Physics - Lattice | High Energy Physics - Phenomenology | High Energy Physics - Theory
    arxiv: High Energy Physics::Phenomenology | High Energy Physics::Lattice

We study trial states modelling the heavy quark-antiquark ground state in SU(2) Yang-Mills theory. A state describing the flux tube between quarks as a thin string of glue is found to be a poor description of the continuum ground state; the infinitesimal thickness of th... View more
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