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  Instantons and confinement

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Do instantons tell us something about behavior of QCD when lowering an energies? I.e., is it possible that instantons provide confinement? Are there some calculations which tell us that instantons corresponds to the interaction energy between strongly interacting particle which grows with distances?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2016-09-24 12:24 (UTC), posted by SE-user Name YYY
asked Feb 15, 2015 in Theoretical Physics by anonymous [ no revision ]
This question is a bit vague - yes, instantons tell us "something" about confinement, because confinement is probably a phase transition induced by vacuum expectation values, and the instantons determine the vacuum structure of the theory, so they are crucial to get the correct VEVs. Could you ask a more specific question?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2016-09-24 12:24 (UTC), posted by SE-user ACuriousMind

@ACuriousMind : I've added some specifications.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2016-09-24 12:24 (UTC), posted by SE-user Name YYY

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