Plaquette

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Plaquette

 

(1) A work of medallic art differing from ordinary medals by its rectangular or nearly rectangular form.

(2) A disk made from metal, ceramic, or some other material and having a picture in relief. Plaquettes are used to decorate furniture and other household objects.

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The Yang-Mills theory expressed in terms of this conformal mode would be a theory of a scalar field, and lattice simulation of this scalar theory (as opposed to lattice gauge theory) with monopoles located at extrema of the scalar field would serve as a model for confinement.
They arrived at a trial wave functional which exhibits confinement and gives string tension in striking agreement with lattice gauge theory simulations.
Lattice gauge theory qualitatively reproduces certain aspects of this correlation in infrared sensitive thermodynamical quantities such as the pressure, provided that the differential method is used which appeals to the nonperturbative beta function [18, 19].