# Universality of deconfining phase transition in (3+1)-dimensional SU(2) lattice gauge theory

## Abstract

The (3+1)-dimensional SU(2) lattice gauge theory at finite temperature is studied by Monte Carlo renormalization-group methods on a 32/sup 3/ x N/sub t/ lattice with N/sub t/ = 2 and 4. It is shown that the effective theory of the Polyakov loop has only short-range couplings and that the deconfining phase transition is governed by the same fixed point and critical indices as the three-dimensional Ising model, thus proving that the two theories belong to the same universality class.

- Authors:

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- National Laboratory for High Energy, Physics, (KEK), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan

- OSTI Identifier:
- 5308678

- Resource Type:
- Journal Article

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

- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 60:18

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; LATTICE FIELD THEORY; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; MANY-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; RENORMALIZATION; SU-2 GROUPS; SYMMETRY BREAKING; FIELD THEORIES; LIE GROUPS; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; SU GROUPS; SYMMETRY GROUPS; 645400* - High Energy Physics- Field Theory

### Citation Formats

```
Okawa, M.
```*Universality of deconfining phase transition in (3+1)-dimensional SU(2) lattice gauge theory*. United States: N. p., 1988.
Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.60.1805.

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Okawa, M.
```*Universality of deconfining phase transition in (3+1)-dimensional SU(2) lattice gauge theory*. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.60.1805.

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Okawa, M. Mon .
"Universality of deconfining phase transition in (3+1)-dimensional SU(2) lattice gauge theory". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.60.1805.
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@article{osti_5308678,
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title = {Universality of deconfining phase transition in (3+1)-dimensional SU(2) lattice gauge theory},

author = {Okawa, M},

abstractNote = {The (3+1)-dimensional SU(2) lattice gauge theory at finite temperature is studied by Monte Carlo renormalization-group methods on a 32/sup 3/ x N/sub t/ lattice with N/sub t/ = 2 and 4. It is shown that the effective theory of the Polyakov loop has only short-range couplings and that the deconfining phase transition is governed by the same fixed point and critical indices as the three-dimensional Ising model, thus proving that the two theories belong to the same universality class.},

doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.60.1805},

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

number = ,

volume = 60:18,

place = {United States},

year = {1988},

month = {5}

}

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