Confinement made simple in the Coulomb gauge

Attilio Cucchieri, Daniel Zwanziger

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    In Gribov's scenario in Coulomb gauge, confinement of color charge is due to a long-range instantaneous color-Coulomb potential V(R). This may be determined numerically from the instantaneous part of the gluon propagator D44,inst = V(R)δ(t). Confinement of gluons is reflected in the vanishing at k = 0 of the equal-time three- dimensionally transverse would-be physical gluon propagator Dtr(k). We present exact analytic results on D44 and Dtr (which have also been investigated numerically, A. Cucchieri, T. Mendes, and D. Zwanziger, this conference), in particular the vanishing of Dtr(k) at k = 0, and the determination of the running coupling constant from χ0g2(k) = k2 D44,inst, where χ0 = 12N/(11N - 2Nf).

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)694-696
    Number of pages3
    JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
    StatePublished - Mar 2002

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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