Selfconsistent calculations of mesonic properties at nonzero temperature

  • After a brief introduction on QCD and effective models in the first chapter, I analyze the dependence of the QCD transition temperature on the quark (or pion) mass in the second chapter. I found that a linear sigma model, which links the transition to chiral symmetry restoration, predicts a much stronger dependence of T_c on m_pi than seen in present lattice data for m_pi >~ 0.4 GeV. On the other hand, an effective Lagrangian for the Polyakov loop requires only small explicit symmetry breaking to describe T_c(m_pi) in the above mass range. In the third and fourth chapter, I study the linear sigma model with O(N) symmetry at nonzero temperature in the framework of the Cornwall-Jackiw-Tomboulis formalism. Extending the set of two-particle irreducible diagrams by adding sunset diagrams to the usual Hartree-Fock (or Hartree) contributions, I derive a new approximation scheme which extends the standard Hartree-Fock (or Hartree) approximation by the inclusion of nonzero decay widths.

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Author:Dirk Röder
Referee:Dirk H. RischkeORCiDGND
Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Date of Publication (online):2006/01/05
Year of first Publication:2005
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Granting Institution:Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität
Date of final exam:2005/12/13
Release Date:2006/01/05
Institutes:Physik / Physik
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht