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Title: 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:
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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.
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.
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.
@article{osti_6396816,
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}
}