Topological susceptibility of SU(N) gauge theories at finite temperature

Luigi Del Debbio, Haralambos Panagopoulos, Ettore Vicari

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We investigate the large-N behavior of the topological susceptibility in four-dimensional SU(N) gauge theories at finite temperature, and in particular across the finite-temperature transition at Tc. For this purpose, we consider the lattice formulation of the SU(N) gauge theories and perform Monte Carlo simulations for N=4,6. The results indicate that the topological susceptibility has a nonvanishing large-N limit for T Tc.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number09
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2004


  • hep-th
  • hep-lat
  • 1/N Expansion
  • Lattice Gauge Field Theories
  • Lattice QCD
  • QCD


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