Type I superconductivity upon monopole condensation in Seiberg-Witten theory

A. Vainshtein, A. Yung

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We study the confinement scenario in N =2 supersymmetric SU(2) gauge theory near the monopole point upon breaking of N =2 supersymmetry by the adjoint matter mass term. We confirm claims made previously that the Abrikosov-Nielsen-Olesen string near the monopole point fails to be a BPS state once next-to-leading corrections in the adjoint mass parameter taken into account. Our results shows that type I superconductivity arises upon monopole condensation. This conclusion allows us to make qualitative predictions on the structure of the hadron mass spectrum near the monopole point.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-25
Number of pages23
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Oct 29 2001

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Authors are grateful to Gregory Gabadadze, Amihay Hanany, Mikhail Shifman and Matthew Strassler for helpful discussions. We are thankful to the Institute for Theoretical Physics at Santa Barbara, where this work was initiated, for the support during the SUSY99 program provided by the NSF grant PHY 94-07194. A.Y. would like to thank the Theoretical Physics Institute at the University of Minnesota for hospitality and support. The work of A.V. is supported in part by DOE under the grant DE-FG02-94ER40823, A.Y. is partially supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Researches under grant No. 99-02-16576 and by the US Civilian Research and Development Foundation under grant No. RP1-2108.


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