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Title: Hydrodynamics of the Polyakov line in SU(Nc) Yang-Mills

We discuss a hydrodynamical description of the eigenvalues of the Polyakov line at large but finite Nc for Yang-Mills theory in even and odd space-time dimensions. The hydro-static solutions for the eigenvalue densities are shown to interpolate between a uniform distribution in the confined phase and a localized distribution in the de-confined phase. The resulting critical temperatures are in overall agreement with those measured on the lattice over a broad range of Nc, and are consistent with the string model results at Nc = ∞. The stochastic relaxation of the eigenvalues of the Polyakov line out of equilibrium is captured by a hydrodynamical instanton. An estimate of the probability of formation of a Z(Nc)bubble using a piece-wise sound wave is suggested.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States)
  2. Jagiellonian Univ., Krakow (Poland)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-88ER40388; FG-88ER40388; DEC-2011/02/A/ST1/00119; UMO-2013/08/T/ST2/00105
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 753; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
State Univ. of New York, Albany, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1228448
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1242251