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Monopole clusters, Z(2) vortices and confinement in SU(2)

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We extend our previous study of magnetic monopole currents in the maximally Abelian gauge [hep-lat/9712003] to larger lattices at small lattice spacings (20^4 at beta = 2.5 and 32^4 at beta = 2.5115). We confirm that at these weak couplings there continues to be one monopole cluster that is very much longer than the rest and that the string tension, K, is entirely due to it. The remaining clusters are compact objects whose population as a function of radius follows a power law that deviates f...

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10.1103/PhysRevD.60.114506

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Journal:
Phys.Rev. D
Volume:
60
Issue:
11
Pages:
114506
Publication date:
1999-02-24
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1550-7998
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324764
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English
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2013-11-17

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