## Gauge-fixing degeneracies and confinement in non-Abelian gauge theories

Following several suggestions of Gribov we have examined the problem of gauge-fixing degeneracies in non-Abelian gauge theories. First we modify the usual Faddeev-Popov prescription to take gauge-fixing degeneracies into account. We obtain a formal expression for the generating functional which is invariant under finite gauge transformations and which counts gauge-equivalent orbits only once. Next we examine the instantaneous Coulomb interaction in the canonical formalism with the Coulomb-gauge condition. We find that the spectrum of the Coulomb Green's function in an external monopole-like field configuration has an accumulation of negative-energy bound states at E = 0. Using semiclassical methods we showmore »