We study the thermodynamics of the confined and unconfined phases of N = 4 Yang-Mills in finite volume and at large N using the AdS/CFT correspondence. We discuss the necessary conditions for a smooth phase crossover and obtain an N-dependent curve for the phase boundary. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|State||Published - Jun 15 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics