Finite Size Effects in the Deconfinement Transition

  • H. G. Miller
  • N. J. Davidson
  • R. M. Quick
  • A. Plastino
Part of the Condensed Matter Theories book series (COMT, volume 7)


The concepts of quark confinement and asymptotic freedom inherent in models of strongly interacting matter at the sub-hadronic level have lead to a great deal of interest in the associated deconfinement phase transition, i.e. the transition from a gas of Hadrons to a hot plasma of deconfined quarks and gluons. The possibility of obtaining energy densities which are large enough to cause deconfinement in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions has acted as one of the main stimuli to interest in such collisions, from both the experimental and theoretical points of view.


Baryon Number Infinite System Single Particle State Finite System Finite Size Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. G. Miller
    • 1
  • N. J. Davidson
    • 1
  • R. M. Quick
    • 1
  • A. Plastino
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaRepublic of South Africa
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsNational UniversityLa PlataArgentina

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