ep - l at / 9 20 60 19 v 1 2 3 Ju n 19 92 London relation and fluxoid quantization for monopole currents in U ( 1 ) lattice gauge theory

Abstract

We explore the analogy between quark confinement and the Meissner effect in superconductors. We measure the response of color-magnetic “supercurrents” from Dirac magnetic monopoles to the presence of a static quark-antiquark pair in fourdimensional U(1) lattice gauge theory. Our results indicate that in the confined phase these currents screen the color-electric flux due to the quarks in an electric analogy of the Meissner effect. We show that U(1) lattice gauge theory obeys both a dual London equation and an electric fluxoid quantization condition.

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@inproceedings{Singh1992epL, title={ep - l at / 9 20 60 19 v 1 2 3 Ju n 19 92 London relation and fluxoid quantization for monopole currents in U ( 1 ) lattice gauge theory}, author={Vandana Singh and Richard W. Haymaker and Dana A. Browne}, year={1992} }