Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Continuum strong-coupling expansion of Yang-Mills theory: quark confinement and infra-red slavery

Mansfield, P.


P. Mansfield


We solve Schrödinger's equation for the ground-state of four-dimensional Yang-Mills theory as an expansion in inverse powers of the coupling. Expectation values computed with the leading-order approximation are reduced to a calculation in two-dimensional Yang-Mills theory which is known to confine. Consequently the Wilson loop in the four-dimensional theory obeys an area law to leading order and the coupling becomes infinite as the mass scale goes to zero.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 17, 1993
Publication Date Apr 25, 1994
Deposit Date Jun 16, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 16, 2015
Journal Nuclear Physics B
Print ISSN 0550-3213
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 418
Issue 1-2
Pages 113-130
Public URL
Related Public URLs


You might also like

Downloadable Citations