Vortices versus monopoles in color confinement

L Del Debbio, A Di Giacomo, B Lucini

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We construct the creation operator of a vortex for SU(2) pure gauge theory using the methods developed for monopoles. We interpret its vacuum expectation value as a disorder parameter for the deconfinement phase transition and find that it behaves in the vacuum in a similar way to monopoles. Results are extrapolated to the thermodynamical limit using finite-size scaling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502–505
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2000


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