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