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Title: Emergent kink statistics at finite temperature

In this paper we use 1D quantum mechanical systems with Higgs-like interaction potential to study the emergence of topological objects at finite temperature. Two different model systems are studied, the standard double-well potential model and a newly introduced discrete kink model. Using Monte-Carlo simulations as well as analytic methods, we demonstrate how kinks become abundant at low temperatures. These results may shed useful insights on how topological phenomena may occur in QCD.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States)
  2. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Univ. of Nacional de La Plata, La Plata (Argentina)
  3. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
  4. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-17-2499; DOE/OR/23177-4218; arXiv:1605.08017
Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474; PII: S0375947417303354; TRN: US1702583
Grant/Contract Number:
PHY-1352368; 669645; 166115; 203672; AC05-06OR23177; FG02-87ER40365
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Physics. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 966; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Topological objects; Kink; Instanton; QCD; Quark–gluon plasma
OSTI Identifier:
1389829