Spatial and temporal hadron correlators below and above the chiral phase transition

  • G. Boyd
  • Sourendu Gupta
  • F. Karsch
  • E. Laermann
Theoretical Physics


Hadronic correlation functions at finite temperature in QCD, with four flavours of dynamical quarks, have been analyzed both above and below the chiral symmetry restoration temperature. We have used both point and extended sources for spatial as well as temporal correlators. The effect of periodic temporal boundary conditions for the valence quarks on the spatial meson correlators has also been investigated. All our results are consistent with the existence of individual quarks at high temperatures. A measurement of the residual interaction between the quarks is presented.


Phase Transition Chiral Symmetry Temporal Correlator Finite Temperature Temporal Boundary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Boyd
    • 1
  • Sourendu Gupta
    • 1
  • F. Karsch
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. Laermann
    • 2
  1. 1.HLRZc/o Forschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany
  2. 2.Fakultät für PhysikUniv. BielefeldBielefeldGermany

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