Mean field approximation for effective theories of lattice QCD
C. Konrad*, O. Philipsen and J. Scheunert
January 09, 2023
April 06, 2023
For the exploration of the phase diagram of QCD, effective Polyakov loop theories derived from lattice QCD provide a valuable tool in the heavy quark mass regime. In practice, the evaluation of these theories is complicated by the appearance of long-range and multipoint interaction terms. On the other hand, it is well known that for theories with such kind of interactions mean field approximations can be expected to yield reliable results. Here, we apply this framework to the critical endpoint of the deconfinement transition and results are compared to the literature. This treatment can also be used to investigate the phase diagram at non-zero baryon and isospin chemical potential.
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