Screened perturbation theory

F. Karsch, A. Patkós, P. Petreczky

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A new perturbative scheme is proposed for the evaluation of the free energy density of field theories at finite temperature. The screened loop expansion takes into account exactly the phenomenon of screening in thermal propagators. The approach is tested in the N-component scalar field theory at 2-loop level and also at 3-loop in the large-N limit. The perturbative series generated by the screened loop expansion shows much better numerical convergence than previous expansions generated in powers of the quartic coupling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-73
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - May 22 1997



  • Debye screening
  • Free energy density
  • Gap equation
  • High-T expansion
  • Loop expansion
  • QCD
  • Scalar field theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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