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Exploring the 3D Ising gauge-Higgs model in exact Coulomb gauge and with a gauge-invariant substitute for Landau gauge

  title={Exploring the 3D Ising gauge-Higgs model in exact Coulomb gauge and with a gauge-invariant substitute for Landau gauge},
  author={Michael Grady},
The Z2 gauge-Higgs model in three dimensions has two different types of phase transition, confinement-deconfinement and Higgs magnetization. Here they are explored through two order parameters, the Coulomb magnetization which is a local order parameter for confinement, and a replica-based gauge-invariant order parameter which tracks the Higgs transition in a way similar to Landau-gauge magnetization. Minimal Coulomb gauge is set exactly, using the polynomial-time minimum-weight matching… Expand


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