The latent heat of pure gluon deconfinement

Steven Gottlieb, A. D. Kennedy, J. Kuti, William D Toussaint, S. Meyer, B. J. Pendleton, R. L. Sugar

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We measure the latent heat of the high-temperature deconfinement transition of pure gauge lattice QCD, using lattices with ten, twelve and fourteen links in the euclidean time direction. The latent heat Δε{lunate} in units of the lattice Λ parameter is found to be Δε{lunate}/Λ4 = (3.17±0.35±systematic)×107.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-186
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 1987
Externally publishedYes


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Gottlieb, S., Kennedy, A. D., Kuti, J., Toussaint, W. D., Meyer, S., Pendleton, B. J., & Sugar, R. L. (1987). The latent heat of pure gluon deconfinement. Physics Letters B, 189(1-2), 181-186.