Lattice QCD with dense heavy quarks

T. Blum, J. E. Hetrick, William D Toussaint

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Abstract

We study lattice QCD in the limit that the quark mass and chemical potential are simultaneously made large, resulting in a controllable density of quarks which do not move. This is similar in spirit to the quenched approximation for zero density QCD. In this approximation we find that the deconfinement transition seen at zero density becomes a smooth crossover at any nonzero density, and that at low enough temperature chiral symmetry remains broken at all densities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-546
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements)
Volume47
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1996

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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