Renormalization constant of the color gauge field as a probe of confinement

  • M. Chaichian
  • K. Nishijima
Theoretical physics


The mechanism of color confinement as a consequence of an unbroken non-abelian gauge symmetry and asymptotic freedom is elucidated and compared with that of other models based on an analogy with the type II superconductor. It is demonstrated that a sufficient condition for color confinement is given by \(Z_3^{-1}=0\) where \(Z_3\) denotes the renormalization constant of the color gauge field. It is shown that this condition is actually satisfied in quantum chromodynamics and that some of the characteristic features of other models follow from it.


Characteristic Feature Gauge Symmetry Gauge Field Quantum Chromodynamics Renormalization Constant 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg / Società Italiana di Fisica 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Chaichian
    • 1
  • K. Nishijima
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics, High Energy Physics Division, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, FinlandFI
  2. 2.Nishina Memorial Foundation, 2-28-45 Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8941, JapanJP

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