# Finite-temperature phase transitions in SU(3) lattice gauge theory with dynamical, light fermions

## Abstract

SU(3) lattice gauge theory with four light quark species is studied at finite temperature by microcanonical computer simulation techniques. An abrupt transition is found separating the hadronic-matter and the quark-gluon--plasma phases. Measurements of the critical temperature, latent heat, , Wilson line, and Wilson-line correlation function are presented and are compared to earlier calculations which ignored fermion vacuum polarization.

- Authors:

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1110 West Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801

- OSTI Identifier:
- 6396816

- DOE Contract Number:
- AC02-76ER01545; AC02-76ER02978

- Resource Type:
- Journal Article

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

- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 53:7

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; LATTICE FIELD THEORY; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; SU-3 GROUPS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CORRELATION FUNCTIONS; EXPECTATION VALUE; QUARK MATTER; FIELD THEORIES; FUNCTIONS; LIE GROUPS; MATTER; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; SIMULATION; SU GROUPS; SYMMETRY GROUPS; 645400* - High Energy Physics- Field Theory

### Citation Formats

```
Polonyi, J, Wyld, H W, Kogut, J B, Shigemitsu, J, and Sinclair, D K.
```*Finite-temperature phase transitions in SU(3) lattice gauge theory with dynamical, light fermions*. United States: N. p., 1984.
Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.53.644.

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Polonyi, J, Wyld, H W, Kogut, J B, Shigemitsu, J, & Sinclair, D K.
```*Finite-temperature phase transitions in SU(3) lattice gauge theory with dynamical, light fermions*. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.53.644.

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Polonyi, J, Wyld, H W, Kogut, J B, Shigemitsu, J, and Sinclair, D K. Mon .
"Finite-temperature phase transitions in SU(3) lattice gauge theory with dynamical, light fermions". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.53.644.
```

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@article{osti_6396816,
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title = {Finite-temperature phase transitions in SU(3) lattice gauge theory with dynamical, light fermions},

author = {Polonyi, J and Wyld, H W and Kogut, J B and Shigemitsu, J and Sinclair, D K},

abstractNote = {SU(3) lattice gauge theory with four light quark species is studied at finite temperature by microcanonical computer simulation techniques. An abrupt transition is found separating the hadronic-matter and the quark-gluon--plasma phases. Measurements of the critical temperature, latent heat, , Wilson line, and Wilson-line correlation function are presented and are compared to earlier calculations which ignored fermion vacuum polarization.},

doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.53.644},

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

number = ,

volume = 53:7,

place = {United States},

year = {1984},

month = {8}

}

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