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

Mansfield, P. (1994) 'Continuum strong-coupling expansion of Yang-Mills theory : quark confinement and infra-red slavery.', Nuclear physics B., 418 (1-2). pp. 113-130.


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.

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Publisher statement:NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Physics Letters B. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Physics Letters B, 418, 1-2, 25 April 1994, 10.1016/0550-3213(94)90240-2.
Date accepted:17 December 1993
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Date of first online publication:April 1994
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