Vector screening masses in the quark-gluon plasma and their physical significance

20 May 2014, 12:30
helium (darmstadtium)



Schlossgraben 1 64283 Darmstadt Germany
Contributed Talk QCD at High Temperature and/or Density QCD at high temperature and/or density


Prof. Harvey B. Meyer (Joh. Gutenberg University Mainz)


Static and non-static thermal screening states that couple to the conserved vector current are investigated in the high-temperature phase of QCD. Their masses and couplings to the current are determined at weak coupling, as well as using two-flavor lattice QCD simulations. A consistent picture emerges from the comparison, providing evidence that non-static Matsubara modes can indeed be treated perturbatively. We elaborate on the physical significance of the screening masses.
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Primary authors

Dr Anthony Francis (Helmholtz Institute Mainz) Dr Bastian B. Brandt (Regensburg University) Prof. Harvey B. Meyer (Joh. Gutenberg University Mainz) Prof. Mikko Laine (Bern University)

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