We discuss the role of the U(1) axial symmetry for the phase structure of QCD at finite temperature. In particular, supported by recent lattice results, we analyse a scenario in which a U(1)-breaking condensate survives across the chiral transition. This scenario can be consistently reproduced using an effective Lagrangian model. The effects of the U(1) chiral condensate on the slope of the topological susceptibility in the full theory with quarks are studied. Further information on the new U(1) chiral order parameter is derived from the study (at zero temperature) of the radiative decays of the "light" pseudoscalar mesons in two photons.
|Autori interni:||MEGGIOLARO, ENRICO|
|Titolo:||The problem of the U(1) axial symmetry and the chiral transition in QCD|
|Anno del prodotto:||2004|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.nuclphysbps.2004.04.176|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|