Strings at finite temperature and deconfinement

Robert D. Pisarski, Orlando Alvarez

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We demonstrate two general properties of string models at finite temperature. About zero temperature, the leading decrease in the effective string tension is calculable in any dimension d. For all temperatures, string theories are soluble in an expansion about infinite d, exhibiting a finite temperature Tc at which the effective string tension vanishes, with Tcd-12.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3735-3737
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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