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SU(2) Charges with Spherical Symmetry and Confined Boundary Conditions

Apr 11, 2019, 2:00 PM
Director's Row J (Denver, CO)

Director's Row J

Denver, CO

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Pl. lobby level of the Plaza building
contributed talk Theoretical Approaches


Dennis Sivers (Portland Physics Institute and University of Michigan)


We present a field-strength description for a simple system of SU(2) charges with spherical symmetry and confining boundary conditions. The static Yang-Mills Maxwell equations admit three types of solutions for this system. Type-0 solutions have no topological structure. Type-1 and Type-2 solutions involve a topologically charge domain wall consisting of a surface volume with CP-odd field strength density. Type-1 solutions display an exterior volume resembling a magnetic condensate while type-2 solutions have an exterior field-free volume with vacuum quantum numbers. In analogy to the kink-solution in the 1+1 dimensional Abelian Higgs model we argue that type-2 solutions should contain a mass gap.

Primary author

Dennis Sivers (Portland Physics Institute and University of Michigan)

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