Confinement in a Higgs model on R3×S1

  title={Confinement in a Higgs model on R3×S1},
  author={Hiromichi Nishimura and Michael C. Ogilvie},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We determine the phase structure of an SU(2) gauge theory with an adjoint scalar on $R^{3}\times S^{1}$ using semiclassical methods. There are two global symmetries: a $Z(2)_{H}$ symmetry associated with the Higgs field and a $Z(2)_{C}$ center symmetry. We analyze the order of the deconfining phase transition when different deformation terms are used. After finding order parameters for the global symmetries, we show that there are four distinct phases: a deconfined phase, a confined phase, a… Expand

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