Static potential in string models

Orlando Alvarez

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A class of string models is studied to leading order in a 1d expansion, where d is the dimensionality of space-time. The static potential is found to be given by V(R)=M2R(1-Rc2R2)12, where Rc is a critical distance. At R=Rc, the system undergoes a phase transition to a state where a quasistatic string picture is no longer applicable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)440-449
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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