Conformal Evolution of Waves in the Yang-Mills Condensate: The Quasi-Classical Approach


We have constructed a consistent system of equations for the Yang-Mills quantum-wave fluctuations in the classical Yang-Mills condensate based on canonical quantization in the Heisenberg representation. Such a quasi-classical system has been thoroughly analyzed in the conformal limit in the linear and quasi-linear approximations, both analytically and numerically. We have found that interaction between waves and condensate triggers a significant transfer or swap of energy from the condensate to the wave modes in the SU(2) gauge theory. Remarkably, a similar energy swap effect has been found in the maximally-supersymmetric N=4 Yang-Mills theory, as well as in the two-condensate SU(4) gauge theory. Such a generic feature of Yang-Mills dynamics opens up vast phenomenological implications in ultra-relativistic Yang-Mills plasma physics.

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Pasechnik, R. , Prokhorov, G. and Vereshkov, G. (2014) Conformal Evolution of Waves in the Yang-Mills Condensate: The Quasi-Classical Approach. Journal of Modern Physics, 5, 209-229. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2014.55032.

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