Complex saddle points in finitedensity QCD
Abstract
We consider complex saddle points in QCD at finite temperature and density, which are constrained by symmetry under charge and complex conjugations. This approach naturally incorporates color neutrality, and the Polyakov loop and the conjugate loop at the saddle point are real but not identical. Moreover, it can give rise to a complex mass matrix associated with the Polyakov loops, reflecting oscillatory behavior in colorcharge densities. This aspect of the phase structure appears to be sensitive to the origin of confinement, as modeled in the effective potential.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 February 2015
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1503.00060
 Bibcode:
 2015arXiv150300060N
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology;
 High Energy Physics  Lattice;
 High Energy Physics  Theory
 EPrint:
 9 pages, 4 figures, proceedings for the 9th International Workshop on Critical Point and Onset of Deconfinement (CPOD 2014)