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

  title={Center-stabilized Yang-Mills theory : confinement and large N volume independence},
  author={Mithat {\"U}nsal and Laurence G. Yaffe},
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/N2) 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 the… CONTINUE READING
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