Properties of the SU(Nc) Gluon Plasma [article]

Saumen Datta, Sourendu Gupta
2009 arXiv   pre-print
We investigate the deconfinement transition in SU(Nc) gauge theories, and properties of the deconfined phase. A detailed lattice study of SU(4) and SU(6) gauge theories are conducted, and finite volume and cutoff effects on thermodynamic observables are studied. The scaling of the deconfinement transition point with lattice spacing is used to calculate the scale, Lambda_MSbar. The continuum estimates of the thermodynamic quantities are used to study properties of the gluon plasma. In
more » ... the approach to conformal limit is studied. We do not find any evidence of a strongly coupled, conformal phase in these theories.
arXiv:0910.2889v1 fatcat:gnn5qj6vifglve7xs27pmm6cny