Detection of center vortices in the lattice Yang-Mills vacuum

  title={Detection of center vortices in the lattice Yang-Mills vacuum},
  author={Luigi Del Debbio and Manfried Faber and Joel Giedt and Jeff Greensite and {\vS}tefan Olejnı́k},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We discuss the implementation of the {open_quotes}direct{close_quotes} maximal center gauge (a gauge which maximizes the lattice average of the squared-modulus of the trace of link variables), and its use in identifying Z{sub 2} center vortices in Yang-Mills vacuum configurations generated by lattice Monte Carlo calculations. We find that center vortices identified in the vacuum state account for the full asymptotic string tension. Scaling of vortex densities with lattice coupling, change in… 
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