Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/86195
Type: Conference paper
Title: Centre vortices and the quark propagator
Author: Bowman, P.
Langfeld, K.
O'Cais, A.
Leinweber, D.
Sternbeck, A.
Von Smekal, L.
Williams, A.
Jens-Kusterer, D.
Citation: 8th Conference Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum, Proceedings of Science, 2008 / vol.77, pp.1-6
Issue Date: 2008
ISSN: 1824-8039
Conference Name: 8th Conference Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum (01 Sep 2008 - 06 Sep 2008 : Mainz, Germany)
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Patrick O. Bowman, Kurt Langfeld, Alan O’Cais, Derek B. Leinweber, André Sternbeck, Lorenz von Smekal and Anthony G. Williams, Daniel Jens-Kusterer
Abstract: It is thought that confinement and chiral symmetry breaking might be driven by the same mechanism. Centre vortices have long been considered a promising candidate for such a mechanism. We use the Landau-gauge quark propagator as a probe of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking and show that, for SU(2) gauge theory, the infrared behaviour of the quark propagator is indeed dominated by the vortex matter. This is in constrast to the SU(3) theory, where DcSB isseen to survive even on non-confining, vortex-removed configurations.
Description: PoS(ConfinementVIII)056
Rights: Copyright owned by the author(s) under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Licence
RMID: 0030009094
Published version: http://pos.sissa.it/archive/conferences/077/056/ConfinementVIII_056.pdf
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