Mass sensitivity of chiral symmetry restoration at finite temperature

H. Meyer-Ortmanns, H. J. Pirner, A. Patkós

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The thermodynamics of a cut-off linear sigma model is investigated taking into account the non-zero masses of the pseudoscalar octet mesons. The set of coupling corresponding to the realistic mass values results rather in a smooth crossover from the chirally broken zero temperature state towards the restored symmetry, than in a true phase transition. In the mπ-mK plane the size of the first order region around the chiral point is found to be relatively small.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 3 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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