Confinement at Large Nc

  title={Confinement at Large Nc},
  author={Gerard 't Hooft},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  • G. Hooft
  • Published 24 August 2004
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
A discussion is given of the confinement mechanism in terms of the Abelian projection scheme, for a general number Nc of colors. There is a difficulty in the Nc to infinity limit that requires a careful treatment, as the charges of the condensing magnetic monopoles tend to infinity. We suggest that Bose condensation of electric or magnetic charges is indicative for the kind of confinement that takes place, but the actual mechanism of confinement depends on other features as well. 
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