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't Hooft operator



Introduced by Gerard 't Hooft in the 1978 paper On the phase transition towards permanent quark confinement.


't Hooft operator (plural 't Hooft operators)

  1. (physics) A dual version of the Wilson loop in which the electromagnetic potential A is replaced by its electromagnetic dual Amag, where the exterior derivative of A is equal to the Hodge dual of the exterior derivative of Amag.