A remark on the glueball-gluon coupling

  • R. Dick
  • L.P. Fulcher
Theoretical physics


The QCD trace anomaly motivates the consideration of a low energy glueball-gluon coupling \(\phi G_{\mu\nu}{}^a G^{\mu\nu}{}_a\). We point out that this should constitute the leading kinetic term for the gluons at low energies. Anti-screening of the gluons by the glueball then induces a classical Coulomb potential of color charges which increases at large distances \(\sim r^{1/3}\) and motivates the inclusion of a corresponding term in the inter-quark potential.


Large Distance Kinetic Term Coulomb Potential Color Charge Classical Coulomb 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Dick
    • 1
  • L.P. Fulcher
    • 2
  1. 1.Sektion Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Theresienstrasse 37, D-80333 München, Germany DE
  2. 2.Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA US

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