Yang-Mills Theory with a Scalar Field: A Unified Model for Confinement and Mass Gap

Published: 13 November 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/mvgwwg9d38.1
Om Arora


We propose a new model for the mass gap problem in Yang-Mills theory, based on the introduction of a confinement particle that mediates the confinement force binding quarks together into color-singlet states. Our proposed Lagrangian density describes the confinement particle's behavior and interactions with quarks. We show that the confinement particle naturally explains the mass gap problem, and discuss its implications for nonperturbative phenomena and the renormalization of the theory. Our model provides a new mechanism for understanding the fundamental interactions of quarks and gluons, with potential implications for a range of areas in theoretical physics



Theoretical Physics, Quantum Chromodynamics