# Latent heat and critical temperature of the color-deconfining phase transition

## Abstract

A Monte Carlo study is reported of pure SU(3) lattice gauge theory near the color-deconfining phase transition on lattices of size 16/sup 3/ x N/sub T/ with N/sub T/ = 6, 8, and 10. The critical coupling and latent heat per unit volume are deduced for this phase transition: ..beta../sub c/ = 5.889 +- 0.008, 6.001 +- 0.025, 6.16 +- 0.007, and ..delta..scrE/T/sub c//sup 4/ = 3.61 +- 0.28, 3.26 +- 0.73, 3.54 +- 1.14 for N/sub T/ = 6, 8, 10, respectively. These errors are statistical only and do not reflect significant systematic uncertainty. For N/sub T/ = 10 we demonstrate that the internal energy can be obtained from Wilson loops larger than the usual 1 x 1 plaquettes.

- Authors:

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Department of Physics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027

- OSTI Identifier:
- 5291582

- Resource Type:
- Journal Article

- Journal Name:
- Phys. Rev. Lett.; (United States)

- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 60:14

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; LATTICE FIELD THEORY; GAUGE INVARIANCE; COLOR MODEL; CRITICAL TEMPERATURE; MONTE CARLO METHOD; PERTURBATION THEORY; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; SU-3 GROUPS; WILSON LOOP; COMPOSITE MODELS; FIELD THEORIES; INVARIANCE PRINCIPLES; LIE GROUPS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PARTICLE MODELS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; QUARK MODEL; SU GROUPS; SYMMETRY GROUPS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; TRANSITION TEMPERATURE; 645400* - High Energy Physics- Field Theory; 645300 - High Energy Physics- Particle Invariance Principles & Symmetries

### Citation Formats

```
Christ, N H, and Ding, H.
```*Latent heat and critical temperature of the color-deconfining phase transition*. United States: N. p., 1988.
Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.60.1367.

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Christ, N H, & Ding, H.
```*Latent heat and critical temperature of the color-deconfining phase transition*. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.60.1367.

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Christ, N H, and Ding, H. Mon .
"Latent heat and critical temperature of the color-deconfining phase transition". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.60.1367.
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@article{osti_5291582,
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title = {Latent heat and critical temperature of the color-deconfining phase transition},

author = {Christ, N H and Ding, H},

abstractNote = {A Monte Carlo study is reported of pure SU(3) lattice gauge theory near the color-deconfining phase transition on lattices of size 16/sup 3/ x N/sub T/ with N/sub T/ = 6, 8, and 10. The critical coupling and latent heat per unit volume are deduced for this phase transition: ..beta../sub c/ = 5.889 +- 0.008, 6.001 +- 0.025, 6.16 +- 0.007, and ..delta..scrE/T/sub c//sup 4/ = 3.61 +- 0.28, 3.26 +- 0.73, 3.54 +- 1.14 for N/sub T/ = 6, 8, 10, respectively. These errors are statistical only and do not reflect significant systematic uncertainty. For N/sub T/ = 10 we demonstrate that the internal energy can be obtained from Wilson loops larger than the usual 1 x 1 plaquettes.},

doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.60.1367},

journal = {Phys. Rev. Lett.; (United States)},

number = ,

volume = 60:14,

place = {United States},

year = {1988},

month = {4}

}

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