Perfect Abelian dominance of confinement in mesons and baryons in SU(3) lattice QCD
1 Theoretical Research Division, Nishina Center, RIKEN, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
2 Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kitashirakawaoiwake, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan
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Published online: 4 November 2016
For a long time, the quark confinement mechanism has been one of the most difficult problems in theoretical physics. In particular, there is no clear correspondence between the confinement and non-Abelian nature of QCD. We study the static interquark potential and its Abelian projection in both mesons and baryons in the maximally Abelian (MA) gauge in SU(3) quenched lattice QCD. Remarkably, we find that the quark confining force in QCD can be perfectly described only with Abelian variables in theMAgauge, which we call “perfect Abelian dominance” of the quark confinement.
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