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SU(N) gauge theories near Tc

M. Teper, U. Wenger, Biagio Lucini Orcid Logo

Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, Volume: "129", Pages: 569 - 571

Swansea University Author: Biagio Lucini Orcid Logo

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We study the deconfinement phase transition in SU(N) gauge theories for $N$=2,3,4,6,8. The transition is first order for $N \ge 3$, with the strength increasing as $N$ increases. We extrapolate $T_c/\sqrt{\sigma}$ to the continuum limit for each $N$, and observe a rapid approach to the large $N$ lim...

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Published in: Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements
ISSN: 09205632
Published: 2003
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa27947
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Abstract: We study the deconfinement phase transition in SU(N) gauge theories for $N$=2,3,4,6,8. The transition is first order for $N \ge 3$, with the strength increasing as $N$ increases. We extrapolate $T_c/\sqrt{\sigma}$ to the continuum limit for each $N$, and observe a rapid approach to the large $N$ limit. As $N$ increases the phase transition becomes clear-cut on smaller spatial volumes, indicating the absence of (non-singular) finite volume corrections at $N=\infty$ -- reminiscent of large $N$ reduction. The observed rapid increase of the inter-phase surface tension with $N$ may indicate that for $N=\infty$ the deconfinement transition cannot, in practise, occur.
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Start Page: 569
End Page: 571