Aspects of confinement from QCD correlation functions

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Fischer, Christian S.
Maas, Axel
Pawlowski, Jan M.
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We discuss the properties of ghost and gluon propagators in Landau gauge Yang-Mills theory and their relation to the confinement problem. In general two types of infrared behavior of these functions are allowed from their functional equations: scaling and decoupling. Both solutions show positivity violations in the gluon propagator and lead to a confining Polyakov loop potential. However, only the scaling solution agrees with the Kugo-Ojima confinement scenario and the related formulation of a physical Hilbert space of Yang-Mills theory. Our numerical results for the gluon dressing function agree almost pointwise with the lattice results at all physical momenta.
Comment: 5 pages, 2 figures; invited talk presented by CF at the conference "Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum VIII", Mainz, Germany, 1st-6th of September 2008
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High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
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