Renormalized finite temperature effective potential of SU(2) Yang-Mills theory

K. Sailer, W. Greiner

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It is shown that the renormalized finite temperature effective potential for continuum SU(2) Yang-Mills theory develops a non-perturbative minimum for sufficiently strong coupling, i.e. below a critical temperature. The corresponding phase can be the candidate for the confining phase of the continuum theory and becomes energetically favoured basicly due to the decay of the A0 condensate into three gluons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-191
Number of pages35
JournalActa Physica Hungarica New Series Heavy Ion Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1995


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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