Monopole flux-tube repulsion in strong coupling

Frank Wilczek, Robert Zacher

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The interaction between magnetic monopoles and electric flux tubes is shown to be repulsive to all orders in strong-coupling perturbation theory for a U(1) lattice gauge theory. The significance of this result and the possibility of extension to non-Abelian theories is discussed. For SU(3), the interaction energy is computed to lowest nontrivial order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3685-3688
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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