We derive some exact bounds on the free energy W(J) in QCD, where J μb is a source for the gluon field A μb in the minimal Landau gauge, andW(J) is the generating functional of connected gluon correlators. Among other results, we show that for a static source J(x) = h the free energy vanishes, W(h) = 0, together with its first derivative,∂W(h)/∂h = 0, for all h, no matter how strong. Thus the system does not respond to a static color probe. We also present numerical evaluations of the free energy W(J) and find that the bounds are well satisfied and in fact undersaturated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|State||Published - 2012|
|Event||10th Conference on Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum, Confinement 2012 - Munich, Germany|
Duration: Oct 8 2012 → Oct 12 2012
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