The deconfining transition for finite-temperature U(1) lattice gauge theory in (2 + 1) dimensions

Paul D. Coddington, Anthony J G Hey, Arthur Alan Middleton, John S. Townsend

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A detailed examination of the deconfining transition in finite-temperature (2 + 1)-dimensional U(1) lattice gauge theory is presented. The transition appears to be of the Kosterlitz-Thouless type, in agreement with the two-dimensional XY model behaviour expected from universality arguments. However, measurements of the critical exponent η of the Wilson line correlation function do not give the predicted XY value.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)64-68
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume175
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 24 1986
Externally publishedYes

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The deconfining transition for finite-temperature U(1) lattice gauge theory in (2 + 1) dimensions. / Coddington, Paul D.; Hey, Anthony J G; Middleton, Arthur Alan; Townsend, John S.

In: Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, Vol. 175, No. 1, 24.07.1986, p. 64-68.

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