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ISRN High Energy Physics
Volume 2012, Article ID 853692, 7 pages
Research Article

Onset of Magnetic Monopole-Antimonopole Condensation

Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Heidelberg, Philosohenweg 16, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany

Received 9 January 2012; Accepted 16 February 2012

Academic Editors: A. Belhaj, A. Konechny, and A. Koshelev

Copyright © 2012 Ralf Hofmann. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We determine the critical strength of the effective electric coupling for the onset of Bose condensation of stable magnetic monopoles and antimonopoles in SU(2) Yang-Mills thermodynamics. Two scenarios are considered: infinitely fast and infinitely slow downward approaches of the critical temperature. Our results support the claim that the first lepton family and the weak interactions emerge from pure SU(2) gauge dynamics of scale 0 . 5  MeV.