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Vortices and confinement in hot and cold D=2+1 gauge theories

Abstract:

We calculate the variation with temperature of the vortex free energy in D = 2 + 1 SU(2) lattice gauge theories. We do so both above and below the deconfining transition at T = T c. We find that this quantity is zero at all T for large enough volumes. For T < T c this observation is consistent with the fact that the phase is linearly confining; while for T > T c it is consistent with the conventional expectation of ...

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Journal:
JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
Volume:
4
Issue:
6
Pages:
21-25
Publication date:
2000-06-05
ISSN:
1029-8479
URN:
uuid:84c1124e-95e9-41c6-80ec-9c09c7564b21
Source identifiers:
324792
Local pid:
pubs:324792

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