Nonabelian superconductors: vortices and confinement in N=2 SQCD

  title={Nonabelian superconductors: vortices and confinement in N=2 SQCD},
  author={Roberto Auzzi and Stefano Bolognesi and Jarah Evslin and Kenichi Konishi and Alexei V Yung},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},

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