Temperature dependence of the bag constant and the effective lagrangian for gauge fields at finite temperatures


Journal Article

We calculate the free energy for a gauge field at finite temperature in the presence of a constant gauge magnetic field in the one-loop approximation, omitting unstable modes. The effect of finite temperature on the approximate "true" Savvidy ground state of QCD is derived. A phase transition to the perturbative ground state at Tcr=1.5Bs 1 4 ≈210 MeV is found. © 1981.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Müller, B; Rafelski, J

Published Date

  • April 30, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 111 - 118

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0370-2693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0370-2693(81)90502-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus