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Title: Color Memory: A Yang-Mills Analog of Gravitational Wave Memory

Abstract

A transient color flux across null infinity in classical Yang-Mills theory is considered here. It is shown that a pair of test `quarks' initially in a color singlet generically acquire net color as a result of the flux. A nonlinear formula is derived for the relative color rotation of the quarks. For weak color flux the formula linearizes to the Fourier transform of the soft gluon theorem. Furthermore, this color memory effect is the Yang-Mills analog of the gravitational memory effect.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature
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Research Org.:
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1598789
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1416438
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0007870
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 119; Journal Issue: 26; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

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Pate, Monica, Raclariu, Ana-Maria, and Strominger, Andrew. Color Memory: A Yang-Mills Analog of Gravitational Wave Memory. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.261602.
Pate, Monica, Raclariu, Ana-Maria, & Strominger, Andrew. Color Memory: A Yang-Mills Analog of Gravitational Wave Memory. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.261602.
Pate, Monica, Raclariu, Ana-Maria, and Strominger, Andrew. Thu . "Color Memory: A Yang-Mills Analog of Gravitational Wave Memory". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.261602. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1598789.
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author = {Pate, Monica and Raclariu, Ana-Maria and Strominger, Andrew},
abstractNote = {A transient color flux across null infinity in classical Yang-Mills theory is considered here. It is shown that a pair of test `quarks' initially in a color singlet generically acquire net color as a result of the flux. A nonlinear formula is derived for the relative color rotation of the quarks. For weak color flux the formula linearizes to the Fourier transform of the soft gluon theorem. Furthermore, this color memory effect is the Yang-Mills analog of the gravitational memory effect.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.261602},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 26,
volume = 119,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}

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