Properties of the Gluon Plasma Just Above Tc

  • Thomas A. DeGrand
  • Carleton E. DeTar
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 159)


We describe the results of a detailed study of the properties of finite temperature SU(3) lattice gauge theory on large lattices near and above the confinement-deconfinement phase transition. We measure correlation functions of Wilson lines and local operators and observe a nonzero value for the inverse screening length in the deconfined phase. We calculate thermodynamic quantities of the plasma. We compare our results with perturbative QCD and with the model of dynamic confinement based on dimensional reduction.


Local Operator Wilson Line Gluon Plasma Lattice Gauge Theory Debye Screening 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas A. DeGrand
    • 1
  • Carleton E. DeTar
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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