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Title: Magnetic Component of Yang-Mills Plasma

Abstract

Confinement in non-Abelian gauge theories is commonly ascribed to percolation of magnetic monopoles, or strings in the vacuum. At the deconfinement phase transition the condensed magnetic degrees of freedom are released into gluon plasma as thermal magnetic monopoles. We point out that within the percolation picture, lattice simulations can be used to estimate the monopole content of the gluon plasma. We show that right above the critical temperature the monopole density remains a constant function of temperature, as in a liquid, and then grows, as in a gas.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, B.Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow, 117218 (Russian Federation)
  2. (Japan)
  3. INFN, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa, Largo Pontecorvo 3, 56127 Pisa (Italy)
  4. (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20957676
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 98; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.082002; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CRITICAL TEMPERATURE; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; GAUGE INVARIANCE; GLUONS; LATTICE FIELD THEORY; MAGNETIC MONOPOLES; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; PLASMA; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; YANG-MILLS THEORY

Citation Formats

Chernodub, M. N., Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa 920-1192, Zakharov, V. I., and Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, B.Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow, 117218. Magnetic Component of Yang-Mills Plasma. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.082002.
Chernodub, M. N., Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa 920-1192, Zakharov, V. I., & Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, B.Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow, 117218. Magnetic Component of Yang-Mills Plasma. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.082002.
Chernodub, M. N., Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa 920-1192, Zakharov, V. I., and Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, B.Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow, 117218. Fri . "Magnetic Component of Yang-Mills Plasma". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.082002.
@article{osti_20957676,
title = {Magnetic Component of Yang-Mills Plasma},
author = {Chernodub, M. N. and Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa 920-1192 and Zakharov, V. I. and Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, B.Cheremushkinskaya 25, Moscow, 117218},
abstractNote = {Confinement in non-Abelian gauge theories is commonly ascribed to percolation of magnetic monopoles, or strings in the vacuum. At the deconfinement phase transition the condensed magnetic degrees of freedom are released into gluon plasma as thermal magnetic monopoles. We point out that within the percolation picture, lattice simulations can be used to estimate the monopole content of the gluon plasma. We show that right above the critical temperature the monopole density remains a constant function of temperature, as in a liquid, and then grows, as in a gas.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVLETT.98.082002},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 8,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Feb 23 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Fri Feb 23 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}