Stability analysis of non-Abelian electric fields

Jude Pereira, Tanmay Vachaspati

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We study the stability of fluctuations around a homogeneous non-Abelian electric field background that is of a form that is protected from Schwinger pair production. Our analysis identifies the unstable modes and we find a limiting set of parameters for which there are no instabilities. We discuss potential implications of our analysis for confining strings in non-Abelian gauge theories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number096019
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 1 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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