# Center-stabilized Yang-Mills theory: Confinement and large N volume independence

@article{Unsal2008CenterstabilizedYT, title={Center-stabilized Yang-Mills theory: Confinement and large N volume independence}, author={Mithat Unsal and Laurence G. Yaffe}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2008}, volume={78}, pages={065035} }

We examine a double trace deformation of SU(N) Yang-Mills theory which, for large N and large volume, is equivalent to unmodified Yang-Mills theory up to O(1/N{sup 2}) corrections. In contrast to the unmodified theory, large N volume independence is valid in the deformed theory down to arbitrarily small volumes. The double trace deformation prevents the spontaneous breaking of center symmetry which would otherwise disrupt large N volume independence in small volumes. For small values of N, if…

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