Clustering of monopoles in the instanton vacuum

M. Fukushima, S. Sasaki, H. Suganuma, A. Tanaka, H. Toki, D. Diakonov

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We generate a random instanton vacuum with various densities and size distributions. We perform numerically the maximally abelian gauge fixing of these configurations in order to find monopole trajectories induced by instantons. We find that instanton-induced monopole loops form enormous clusters occupying the whole physical volume, provided instantons are sufficiently dense. It indicates that confinement might be caused by instantons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Apr 24
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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