Self compensation of classical non abelian charge

Research paper by E. A. Bartnik

Indexed on: 11 Feb '09Published on: 11 Feb '09Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


A new classical, non singular solution with arbitrarily low energy is found for SU(2) non abelian fields in the presence of a static charge. Physically it means that a classical charge coupled to any SU(N) non abelian gauge field will develop a pure gauge field, carrying no energy, that will completely screen it - there are no visible classical non abelian charges.