publication . Preprint . 2017

Color Memory

Pate, Monica; Raclariu, Ana-Maria; Strominger, Andrew;
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  • Published: 25 Jul 2017
Abstract
A transient color flux across null infinity in classical Yang-Mills theory is considered. It is shown that a pair of test `quarks' initially in a color singlet generically acquire net color as a result of the flux. A nonlinear formula is derived for the relative color rotation of the quarks. For weak color flux the formula linearizes to the Fourier transform of the soft gluon theorem. This color memory effect is the Yang-Mills analog of the gravitational memory effect.
Subjects
arXiv: High Energy Physics::LatticeHigh Energy Physics::PhenomenologyHigh Energy Physics::Theory
free text keywords: High Energy Physics - Theory, High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
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