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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 6, 701-703
DOI 10.1007/s100529800941

Confinement from a scalar-gluon coupling in gauge theory

R. Dick

Sektion Physik der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Theresienstr. 37, D-80333 München, Germany

Received: 18 May 1998 / Published online: 26 August 1998

A model is introduced with a massive scalar coupling to the Yang-Mills term in four-dimensional gauge theory. It is shown that the resulting potential of colour sources consists of a short distance Coulomb interaction and a confining part dominating at large distances. Far away from the source the scalar vanishes $\sim r^{-1}$ while the potential diverges linearly. Up to an Nc-dependent factor of order 1 the tension parameter in the model is gmf, where m denotes the mass of the scalar and f is a coupling scale entering the scalar-gluon coupling.

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