Continuity of quark and hadron matter

Thomas Schäfer, Frank Wilczek

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We review, clarify, and extend the notion of color-flavor locking. We present evidence that for three degenerate flavors the qualitative features of the color-flavor locked state, reliably predicted for high density, match the expected features of hadronic matter at low density. This provides, in particular, a controlled, weak-coupling realization of confinement and chiral symmetry breaking in this (slight) idealization of QCD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3956-3959
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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