SU(2) running coupling constant and confinement in minimal Coulomb and Landau gauges

Attilio Cucchieri, Tereza Mendes, Daniel Zwanziger

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    We present a numerical study of the space-space and time-time components of the gluon propagator at equal time in the minimal Coulomb gauge, and of the gluon and ghost propagators in the minimal Landau gauge. This work allows a non-perturbative evaluation of the running coupling constant and a numerical check of Gribov's confinement scenarios for these two gauges. Our simulations are done in pure SU(2) lattice gauge theory at β = 2.2. We consider several lattice volumes in order to control finite-volume effects and extrapolate our results to infinite lattice volume.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)697-699
    Number of pages3
    JournalNuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
    StatePublished - Mar 1 2002


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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