We study the dependence of 4D SU(N) gauge theories on the topological θ term at finite temperature T. We exploit the lattice formulation of the theory, presenting numerical results for the expansion of the free energy up to O(θ^6), for N=3 and N=6. Our analysis shows that the θ dependence drastically changes across the deconfinement transition: the low-T phase is characterized by a large-N scaling with θ/N as relevant variable, while in the high-T phase the scaling variable is just θ and the free energy is essentially determined by the instanton-gas approximation.
|Autori interni:||D'ELIA, MASSIMO|
|Autori:||Bonati C; D'Elia M; Panagopoulos H; Vicari E|
|Titolo:||Change of θ Dependence in 4D SU(N) Gauge Theories Across the Deconfinement Transition|
|Anno del prodotto:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.252003|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|