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Title: The gluon propagator in non-Abelian Weizsaecker-Williams fields

Abstract

The authors carefully compute the gluon propagator in the background of a non-Abelian Weizsaecker-Williams field. This background field is generated by the valence quarks in very large nuclei. They find contact terms in the small fluctuation equations of motion which induce corrections to a previously incorrect result for the gluon propagator in such a background field. The well known problem of the Hermiticity of certain operators in Light Cone gauge is resolved for the Weizsaecker-Williams background field. This is achieved by working in a gauge where singular terms in the equations of motion are absent and then gauge transforming the small fluctuation fields to Light Cone gauge.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (United States). School of Physics and Astronomy
  2. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Theory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Washington Univ., Seattle, WA (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Theory
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10117893
Report Number(s):
DOE/ER/40561-175
ON: DE95006877; IN: INT94-00-78; BR: 35KB01000/KB0300000; TRN: AHC29508%%207
DOE Contract Number:  
FG06-90ER40561
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; GLUONS; PROPAGATOR; STRONG INTERACTIONS; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; HERMITIAN OPERATORS; GAUGE INVARIANCE; PARTONS; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; NUCLEI; GREEN FUNCTION; 662240; MODELS FOR STRONG INTERACTIONS

Citation Formats

Ayala, A, Jalilian-Marian, J, McLerran, L, and Venugopalan, R. The gluon propagator in non-Abelian Weizsaecker-Williams fields. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/10117893.
Ayala, A, Jalilian-Marian, J, McLerran, L, & Venugopalan, R. The gluon propagator in non-Abelian Weizsaecker-Williams fields. United States. doi:10.2172/10117893.
Ayala, A, Jalilian-Marian, J, McLerran, L, and Venugopalan, R. Sun . "The gluon propagator in non-Abelian Weizsaecker-Williams fields". United States. doi:10.2172/10117893. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10117893.
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author = {Ayala, A and Jalilian-Marian, J and McLerran, L and Venugopalan, R},
abstractNote = {The authors carefully compute the gluon propagator in the background of a non-Abelian Weizsaecker-Williams field. This background field is generated by the valence quarks in very large nuclei. They find contact terms in the small fluctuation equations of motion which induce corrections to a previously incorrect result for the gluon propagator in such a background field. The well known problem of the Hermiticity of certain operators in Light Cone gauge is resolved for the Weizsaecker-Williams background field. This is achieved by working in a gauge where singular terms in the equations of motion are absent and then gauge transforming the small fluctuation fields to Light Cone gauge.},
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