In this paper we study the effect of finite size on the two-flavor color superconducting state. As well as restricting the quarks to a box, we project onto states of good baryon number and onto color singlets, these being necessary restrictions on any observable "quark nuggets." We find that whereas finite size alone has a significant effect for very small boxes, with the superconducting state often being destroyed, the effect of projection is to restore it again. The infinite-volume limit is a good approximation even for quite small systems.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|Issue number||7 A|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2002|
- Quantum number (color; effect of finite size on two-flavor color superconducting state);
- Quark model (effect of finite size on two-flavor color superconducting state