Gluon thermodynamics with an extended plaquette action

William D Toussaint, Gloria Buendia

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We study the deconfinement transition in finite-temperature lattice QCD, using a simple extension of the usual plaquette action. We find that the extension does not dramatically improve the approach to asymptotic scaling of the deconfinement temperature as the lattice spacing is reduced. However, we do find that the perturbation-theory calculations of the relations of the parameters for the different actions are approximately satisfied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3186-3192
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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