Non-Abelian string breaking phenomena with matrix product states


Using matrix product states, we explore numerically the phenomenology of string breaking in a non-Abelian lattice gauge theory, namely 1+1 dimensional SU(2). The technique allows us to study the static potential between external heavy charges, as traditionally explored by Monte Carlo simulations, but also to simulate the real-time dynamics of both static and dynamical fermions, as the latter are fully included in the formalism. We propose a number of observables that are sensitive to the presence or breaking of the flux string, and use them to detect and characterize the phenomenon in each of these setups.

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Kühn, S., Zohar, E., Cirac, J.I. et al. Non-Abelian string breaking phenomena with matrix product states. J. High Energ. Phys. 2015, 130 (2015).

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