Europhys. Lett.
Volume 76, Number 6, December 2006
Page(s) 1068 - 1073
Section The physics of elementary particles and fields
Published online 16 November 2006
Europhys. Lett., 76 (6), pp. 1068-1073 (2006)
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2006-10378-y

Monopole confinement by flux tube

C. Chatterjee and A. Lahiri

S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Block JD, Sector III - Salt Lake, Calcutta 700 098, India

received 7 August 2006; accepted in final form 18 October 2006
published online 16 November 2006

We revisit Nambu's model of quark confinement by a tube of magnetic flux, with two additional features. The quarks are taken to be magnetic monopoles external to the tube, which seal the ends, and are also taken to be fermions. This ensures that the model is inconsistent unless there are at least two species of fermions being confined.

14.80.Hv - Magnetic monopoles.
11.27.+d - Extended classical solutions; cosmic strings, domain walls, texture.

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