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# Hamiltonian Flow of Yang-Mills Theory in Coulomb Gauge

Physical Review D - PHYS REV D 08/2010; 83(2). DOI: 10.1103/PHYSREVD.83.025010

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**ABSTRACT:**The Dyson-Schwinger equations arising from minimizing the vacuum energy density in the Hamiltonian approach to Yang-Mills theory in Coulomb gauge are solved numerically. A new solution is presented which gives rise to a strictly linearly rising static quark potential and whose existence was previously observed in the infrared analysis of the Dyson-Schwinger equations. For the new solution we also present the static quark potential and calculate the running coupling constant from the ghost-gluon vertex.Physical review D: Particles and fields 01/2007; - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**It is shown that the inverse of the ghost form factor in the Hamilton approach to Yang-Mills theory in Coulomb gauge can be interpreted as the color dielectric function of the QCD vacuum. Furthermore, the horizon condition to the ghost form factor implies that in the infrared the QCD vacuum is a perfect color diaelectric medium and therefore a dual superconductor. The dielectric function is explicitly calculated within a previously developed variational approach, using a specific ansatz for the vacuum wave functional.Physical Review Letters 09/2008; 101(6):061602. · 7.73 Impact Factor - [Show abstract] [Hide abstract]

**ABSTRACT:**These lectures contain an introduction to modern renormalization group (RG) methods as well as functional RG approaches to gauge theories. In the first lecture, the functional renormalization group is introduced with a focus on the flow equation for the effective average action. The second lecture is devoted to a discussion of flow equations and symmetries in general, and flow equations and gauge symmetries in particular. The third lecture deals with the flow equation in the background formalism which is particularly convenient for analytical computations of truncated flows. The fourth lecture concentrates on the transition from microscopic to macroscopic degrees of freedom; even though this is discussed here in the language and the context of QCD, the developed formalism is much more general and will be useful also for other systems.Lecture Notes in Physics 12/2006;

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