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Confinement Models at Finite Temperature and Density

Lo, Pok Man (2011) Confinement Models at Finite Temperature and Density. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This work presents a non-perturbative study of dynamical chiral symmetry breaking in various confinement models at finite temperature and density. The tool of choice is the Schwinger-Dyson equations. We shall discuss (i) the inadequacy of static confinement models in explaining thermal properties of QCD (ii) dynamical chiral and parity symmetry breaking of three dimensional QED with two-component fermions (iii) endemic infrared divergences in QED3 at finite temperature and the attempt to solve the system self-consistently.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lo, Pok
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairSwanson, Eric
Committee MemberLeibovich, Adam
Committee MemberBoyanovsky, Daniel
Committee MemberBriere, Roy
Committee MemberSavinov, Vladimir
Date: 29 September 2011
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 4 August 2011
Approval Date: 29 September 2011
Submission Date: 15 August 2011
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 188
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Physics
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: breaking; chiral; confinement; density; dynamical; Dyson; finite temperature; infrared divergence; non-perturbative; QCD; QED3; Schwinger; self-consistent method; symmetry; thermal field theory; truncation; ultraviolet divergence
Other ID:, etd-08152011-133039
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:59
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:49


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