By referring to the underlying physics behind the color charge neutrality condition in quark matter, we discuss how this condition should be properly imposed in Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (NJL)-type models in a phenomenologically meaningful way. In particular, we show that the standard assumption regarding the use of two color chemical potentials, chosen in a very special way, is not justified in general. When used uncritically, such an approach leads to wrong or unphysical conclusions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)