Spatial structure of screening propagators in hot QCD

Claude Bernard, Thomas A. Degrand, Carlton Detar, Steven Gottlieb, A. Krasnitz, Michael C. Ogilvie, R. L. Sugar, William D Toussaint

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We use numerical simulations to study the spatial structure of a quark and an antiquark in the imaginary-time excitations which mediate the Debye screening of color singlet sources in the high-temperature phase of QCD. We find that these correlation functions are very similar to the zero-temperature wave functions of the corresponding particles. This result contrasts with results on the and nucleon screening lengths for these sources, which are well described by a gas of free or weakly interacting quarks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2125-2128
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1992


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Bernard, C., Degrand, T. A., Detar, C., Gottlieb, S., Krasnitz, A., Ogilvie, M. C., ... Toussaint, W. D. (1992). Spatial structure of screening propagators in hot QCD. Physical Review Letters, 68(14), 2125-2128.