### Abstract

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 language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 64-68 |

Number of pages | 5 |

Journal | Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics |

Volume | 175 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jul 24 1986 |

Externally published | Yes |

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*Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics*,

*175*(1), 64-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(86)90332-1

**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.

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*Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics*, vol. 175, no. 1, pp. 64-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(86)90332-1

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