Distribution of instanton and monopole clustering

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

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We study the relation between the instanton distribution and the monopole loop length in the SU(2) gauge theory with the abelian gauge fixing. We measure the monopole current from the multi-instanton ensemble on the 164 lattice using the maximally abelian gauge. When the instanton density is dilute, there appear only small monopole loops. On the other hand, in the dense case, there appears one very long monopole loop, which is responsible for the confinement property, in each gauge configuration. We find a clear monopole clustering in the histogram of the monopole loop length from 240 gauge configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-496
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Feb
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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