Is the gauge sector responsible for confinement in the Abelian lattice theory?

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In the A0=0 gauge, the Abelian gauge theory QED allows one to separate the gauge-dependent and gauge-invariant vector potentials in a simple manner. It is found that the pseudodynamics of the gauge-variant sector is not sufficient to confine charged particles. The question of confinement devolves upon the form of dynamics postulated for the gauge-invariant vector potentials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2082-2091
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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