Dual Ginzburg-Landau theory and Quark Nuclear Physics

H. Toki, H. Suganuma, H. Ichie, H. Monden, S. Umisedo, A. Tanaka, M. Fukushima, F. Araki, S. Sasaki

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


In Quark Nuclear Physics (QNP), where hadrons and nuclei are described in terms of quarks and gluons, confinement and chiral symmetry breaking are the most fundamental phenomena. The dual Ginzburg-Landau (DGL) theory, which contains monopole fields as the most essential degrees of freedom and their condensation in the vacuum, is able to describe both phenomena. We discuss also the recovery of the chiral symmetry and the deconfinement phase transition at finite temperature in the DGL theory. As for the connection to QCD, we study the instanton configurations in the abelian gauge a la 't Hooft. We find a close connection between instantons and QCD monopoles. We demonstrate also the signature of confinement as the appearance of long monopole trajectories in the MA gauge for the case of dense instanton configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-71
Number of pages9
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Feb 2
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Dual Ginzburg-Landau theory and Quark Nuclear Physics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this