Monopole-Based Scenarios of Confinement and Deconfinement in 3D and 4D

  title={Monopole-Based Scenarios of Confinement and Deconfinement in 3D and 4D},
  author={Dmitry Antonov},
This review discusses confinement, as well as the topological and critical phenomena, in the gauge theories which provide the condensation of magnetic monopoles. These theories include the 3D SU(N) Georgi-Glashow model, the 4D [U(1)] N - 1 -invariant compact QED , and the [U(1)] N - 1 -invariant dual Abelian Higgs model. After a general introduction to the string models of confinement, an analytic description of this penomenon is provided at the example of the 3D SU(N) Georgi-Glashow model… 

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