Chiral symmetry restoration at finite temperature in the planar limit

R. Narayanan, H. Neuberger

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Abstract

We investigate numerically chiral symmetry restoration at finite temperature in the planar limit in the deconfined phase, both when it is stable and when the system is supercooled. We find chiral symmetry restoration at Tχ = Td, where Td is the temperature of the deconfinement transition in pure gauge theory and Tχ < Td in the supercooled deconfined phase. In the stable case the spectrum of the Dirac operator opens a gap in a discontinuous manner and in the supercooled phase the gap seems to vanish continuously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)546-551
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume638
Issue number5-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 20 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Keywords

  • 1 / N expansion
  • Lattice gauge field theories

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