Quark and gluon latent heats at the deconfinement phase transition in SU(3) gauge theory

J. Kogut, H. Matsuoka, M. Stone, H. W. Wyld, S. Shenker, J. Shigemitsu, D. K. Sinclair

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Abstract

The authors have run computer simulations of the quark and gluon internal energies in SU(3) lattice gauge theory neglecting dynamical fermion loops. At the first-order deconfinement-chiral symmetry restoration transition the internal energies display large discontinuities. With finite-size effects estimated by a procedure suggested by the Bielefeld group, the total latent heat per unit volume is found to be roughly 1.50±0.50 GeV/fm3, if the transition temperature is 190±20 MeV. Timing estimates for fermion computer simulation methods are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)869-872
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume51
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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