Remarks on the chiral phase transition in chromodynamics

Robert D. Pisarski, Frank Wilczek

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Abstract

The phase transition restoring chiral symmetry at finite temperatures is considered in a linear model. For three or more massless flavors, the perturbative expansion predicts the phase transition is of first order. At high temperatures, the UA(1) symmetry will also be effectively restored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-341
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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