The chromoelectric field generated by a static quark-antiquark pair, with its peculiar tube-like shape, can be nicely described, at zero temperature, within the dual superconductor scenario for the QCD confining vacuum. In this work we investigate, by lattice Monte Carlo simulations of the SU (3) pure gauge theory, the fate of chromoelectric flux tubes across the deconfinement transition. We find that, if the distance between the static sources is kept fixed at about 0.76 fm≃1.6/sqrt[sigma] and the temperature is increased towards and above the deconfinement temperature T_c, the amplitude of the field inside the flux tube gets smaller, while the shape of the flux tube does not vary appreciably across deconfinement. This scenario with flux-tube “evaporation” above T c has no correspondence in ordinary (type-II) superconductivity, where instead the transition to the phase with normal conductivity is characterized by a divergent fattening of flux tubes as the transition temperature is approached from below. We present also some evidence about the existence of flux-tube structures in the magnetic sector of the theory in the deconfined phase.
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|Titolo:||Flux tubes at finite temperature|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Citazione:||Flux tubes at finite temperature / Cea, P; Cosmai, L; Cuteri, F; Papa, Alessandro. - In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. - ISSN 1029-8479. - 06(2016), pp. 033-1-033-22.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|