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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 4, 533-541
DOI 10.1007/s100529800794

On the possibility of the dual Meissner effect induced
by instantons

Kurt Langfeld

Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Tübingen, D-72076 Tübingen, Germany

Received: 5 September 1997 / Published online: 23 February 1998

The classical Yang-Mills equation of motion is numerically investigated in the Lorentz gauge for a SU(2) gauge group. The color-electric field of two point-like charges is studied in the "empty'' vacuum and in a state with an instanton present. The major effect for a fixed orientation of the instanton is that the color-electric field lines are expelled or attracted from the instanton region depending on the orientation of the instanton. If over the orientations of the instanton is averaged, this effect drops out. In this case of a random instanton orientation, we find that the external color-electric field is expelled from the instanton core. The origin of this effect is discussed.

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