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Title: Polyakov loop modeling for hot QCD

Here, we review theoretical aspects of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) at finite temperature. The most important physical variable to characterize hot QCD is the Polyakov loop, which is an approximate order parameter for quark deconfinement in a hot gluonic medium. Additionally to its role as an order parameter, the Polyakov loop has rich physical contents in both perturbative and non-perturbative sectors. This review covers a wide range of subjects associated with the Polyakov loop from topological defects in hot QCD to model building with coupling to the Polyakov loop.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. The Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-114824-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0146-6410; TRN: US1800609
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0146-6410
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). RIKEN Research Center
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Riken BNL Research Center; Color confinement; Yang–Mils theory; Center symmetry; Quark–gluon plasma; Finite temperature and density; Non-perturbative field theory
OSTI Identifier:
1413962