Chiral symmetry breaking in QED in a magnetic field at finite temperature

V. P. Gusynin, Igor Shovkovy

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Abstract

The catalysis of chiral symmetry breaking in the massless weakly coupled QED in a magnetic field at finite temperature is studied. The temperature of the symmetry restoration is estimated analytically as Tc ≈ mdyn, where mdyn is the dynamical mass of a fermion at zero temperature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5251-5253
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume56
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 15 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Chiral Symmetry
Finite Temperature
Symmetry Breaking
broken symmetry
Magnetic Field
Catalysis
Restoration
magnetic fields
Fermions
Symmetry
restoration
catalysis
temperature
Zero
fermions
symmetry

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  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Chiral symmetry breaking in QED in a magnetic field at finite temperature. / Gusynin, V. P.; Shovkovy, Igor.

In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol. 56, No. 8, 15.10.1997, p. 5251-5253.

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