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Interaction between solitons in gauge theories

Baker, M. and Ball, J. S. and Zachariasen, F. (1986) Interaction between solitons in gauge theories. Physical Review D, 34 (6). pp. 1888-1895. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.34.1888.

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A systematic method for obtaining asymptotic multisoliton solutions in gauge theories is given. These solutions are used to investigate the interaction between vortex lines in type-I and type-II superconductors, reproducing the known behavior. The application to QCD flux tubes and glueballs obtained from the long-range effective Lagrangian yield the following results: (1) No long-range Van der Waals–type forces exist between these solitons in spite of the fact that the Abelian force law obtained from this model is a linear potential; (2) the interactions between flux tubes and between flux tubes and anti-flux-tubes are identical, being repulsive at long range and strongly attractive at short range. This behavior differs sharply from the superconductor case, and results from the differences between the gauge groups SU(2) and U(1).

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Additional Information:© 1986 The American Physical Society. Received 17 March 1986; published in the issue dated 15 September 1986. One of us (J.S.B.) would like to thank the Argonne National Laboratory High Energy Theory group for its hospitality during part of this work. One of the authors (J.S.B.) was supported in part by National Science Foundation Grant No. PHY 84-05648. Another (F.Z.) was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DEAC 03-81-ER 40050.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DEAC 03-81-ER 40050
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Official Citation:Interaction between solitons in gauge theories M. Baker, J. S. Ball, and F. Zachariasen pp. 1888-1895
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