Period integrals, quantum numbers, and confinement in SUSY QCD

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Abstract

We compute the period integrals on degenerate Seiberg-Witten curves for supersymmetric QCD explicitly and also show how these periods determine the changes in the quantum numbers of the states when passing from the weak- to strong-coupling domains in the mass moduli space of the theory. We discuss the confinement of monopoles at a strong coupling and demonstrate that the ambiguities in choosing the path in the moduli space do not affect the physical conclusions on confinement of monopoles in the phase with condensed light dyons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1650-1661
Number of pages12
JournalTheoretical and Mathematical Physics
Volume165
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • confinement
  • integrable system
  • Riemann surface
  • supersymmetric gauge theory

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