# Monopoles and Chaos

Research paper by Harald Markum, Rainer Pullirsch, Wolfgang Sakuler

Indexed on: 03 Jan '02Published on: 03 Jan '02Published in: High Energy Physics - Lattice

#### Abstract

We decompose U(1) gauge fields into a monopole and photon part across the phase transition from the confinement to the Coulomb phase. We analyze the leading Lyapunov exponents of such gauge field configurations on the lattice which are initialized by quantum Monte Carlo simulations. It turns out that there is a strong relation between the sizes of the monopole density and the Lyapunov exponent.