We study the behavior of the interquark potential in lattice gauge theories at high temperature, but still in the confining phase, and propose a new observable which could play in this regime the same rôle played by the Lüscher term in the low temperature limit. This quantity is related to the exponent of the power prefactor in the effective string partition function or, equivalently, to the coefficient of the logarithmic correction in the interquark potential and, as for the usual Lüscher term, its value does not depend on the particular gauge group under consideration or on the form of the effective string action used to model the flux tube. In this respect it can be considered as a universal signature of the effective string behavior of the flux tube. As a test of our proposal we studied this quantity with a set of high-precision numerical simulations in the (2+1) dimensional SU(2), SU(3) and SU(4) Yang-Mills theories and in the Z2 gauge model, always finding a perfect agreement with the predicted values. © SISSA 2011.

Universal signatures of the effective string in finite temperature lattice gauge theories / Caselle, Michele; Feo, Alessandra; Panero, Marco; Pellegrini, Roberto. - In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. - ISSN 1126-6708. - 2011:4(2011). [10.1007/JHEP04(2011)020]

Universal signatures of the effective string in finite temperature lattice gauge theories

CASELLE, MICHELE;Feo, Alessandra;
2011-01-01

Abstract

We study the behavior of the interquark potential in lattice gauge theories at high temperature, but still in the confining phase, and propose a new observable which could play in this regime the same rôle played by the Lüscher term in the low temperature limit. This quantity is related to the exponent of the power prefactor in the effective string partition function or, equivalently, to the coefficient of the logarithmic correction in the interquark potential and, as for the usual Lüscher term, its value does not depend on the particular gauge group under consideration or on the form of the effective string action used to model the flux tube. In this respect it can be considered as a universal signature of the effective string behavior of the flux tube. As a test of our proposal we studied this quantity with a set of high-precision numerical simulations in the (2+1) dimensional SU(2), SU(3) and SU(4) Yang-Mills theories and in the Z2 gauge model, always finding a perfect agreement with the predicted values. © SISSA 2011.
2011
Universal signatures of the effective string in finite temperature lattice gauge theories / Caselle, Michele; Feo, Alessandra; Panero, Marco; Pellegrini, Roberto. - In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. - ISSN 1126-6708. - 2011:4(2011). [10.1007/JHEP04(2011)020]
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