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Particles and Fields

Eur. Phys. J. C 18, 577-582
DOI: 10.1007/s100520100518

Gluon-meson duality in the Mean Field Approximation

Ch. Wetterich

Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 16, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany


(Received: 1 September 1999 / Revised version: 25 August 2000 / Published online: 8 December 2000 -© Springer-Verlag 2000)

In a gauge-fixed language gluon-meson duality can be described as the Higgs mechanism for "spontaneous symmetry breaking" of color. We present a mean field computation which suggests that this phenomenon is plausible in QCD. One obtains realistic masses of the light mesons and baryons.

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