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Volume 363 - 37th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (LATTICE2019) - Main session
Partial deconfinement in gauge theories
M. Hanada, G. Ishiki, H. Watanabe*
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2020 January 03
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We provide the evidence for the existence of partially deconfined phase in large-$N$ gauge theory.
In this phase, the SU($M$) subgroup of SU($N$) gauge group deconfines, where $\frac{M}{N}$
changes continuously from zero (confined phase) to one (deconfined phase).
The partially deconfined phase may exist in real QCD with $N=3$.
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