Deconfinement at N > 2: SU(N) Georgi-Glashow model in 2+1 dimensions


Kogan I., Tekin B., Kovner A.

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS, no.5, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

We analyse the deconfining phase transition in the SU(N) Georgi-Glashow model in 2 + 1 dimensions. We show that the phase transition is second order for any N, and the universality class is different from the Z(N) invariant Villain model. At large N the conformal theory describing the fixed point is a deformed SU(N)(1) WZNW model which has N - 1 massless fields. It is therefore likely that its self-dual infrared fixed point is described by the Fateev-Zamolodchikov theory of Z(N) parafermions.