The hadron-quark transition with a lattice of nonlocal confining solitons

Charles W. Johnson, George Fai, Michael R. Frank
1996 Physics Letters B  
We use a lattice of nonlocal confining solitons to describe nuclear matter in the Wigner-Seitz approximation. The average density is varied by changing the size of the Wigner-Seitz cell. At sufficiently large density quark energy bands develop. The intersection of the filled valence band with the next empty band at a few times standard nuclear density signals a transition from a color insulator to a color conductor and is identified with the critical density for quark deconfinement.
doi:10.1016/0370-2693(96)00936-7 fatcat:ffaxq3vcvvgvvn2fdmteszqlmm