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Center Vortices and the Asymptotic String Tension

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)552–554
JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 1997


We present a method for locating center vortices (``fluxons'') in thermalized lattice gauge field configurations. We find evidence, in lattice Monte Carlo simulations, that the asymptotic string tension of fundamental-representation Wilson loops is due to fluctuations in the number of center vortices linking those loops.

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