1-form symmetry versus large N QCD

Aleksey Cherman, Theodore N Jacobson, Maria K Neuzil

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We show that large N QCD does not have an emergent ℤN 1-form symmetry. Our results suggest that a symmetry-based understanding of (approximate) confinement in QCD would require some further generalization of the notion of generalized global symmetries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number192
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2023

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  • 1/N Expansion
  • Confinement
  • Wilson, ’t Hooft and Polyakov loops


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