High density QCD with static quarks

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

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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 very small density (possibly for any nonzero density), and that at low enough temperature chiral symmetry remains broken at all densities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1019-1022
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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