Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Gribov ambiguities at the Landau-maximal Abelian interpolating gauge
Instituto de Física, UFF-Universidade Federal Fluminense, Campus da Praia Vermelha, Avenida General Milton Tavares de Souza s/n, 24210-346 , Niterói, RJ, Brazil
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Accepted: 15 July 2014
Published online: 7 August 2014
In a previous work, we presented a new method to account for the Gribov ambiguities in non-Abelian gauge theories. The method consists on the introduction of an extra constraint which directly eliminates the infinitesimal Gribov copies without the usual geometric approach. Such strategy allows one to treat gauges with non-hermitian Faddeev–Popov operator. In this work, we apply this method to a gauge which interpolates among the Landau and maximal Abelian gauges. The result is a local and power counting renormalizable action, free of infinitesimal Gribov copies. Moreover, the interpolating tree-level gluon propagator is derived.
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