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Correlation functions of Polyakov loops at tree level

  title={Correlation functions of Polyakov loops at tree level},
  author={Robert D. Pisarski and Vladimir V. Skokov},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
We compute the correlation functions of Polyakov loops in $SU(N_c)$ gauge theories by explicitly summing all diagrams at tree level in two special cases, for $N_c = 2$ and $N_c = \infty$. When $N_c =2$ we find the expected we find Coulomb-like behavior at short distances, $\sim 1/x$ as the distance $x \rightarrow 0$. In the planar limit at $N_c = \infty$ we find a weaker singularity, $\sim 1/\sqrt{x}$ as $x \rightarrow 0$. In each case, at short distances the behavior of the correlation… 

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