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Fine structure of Hagedorn transitions

  title={Fine structure of Hagedorn transitions},
  author={Hong Liu},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  • Hong Liu
  • Published 2 August 2004
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
We study non-perturbative aspects of the Hagedorn transition for IIB string theory in an anti-de Sitter spacetime in the limit that the string length goes to infinity. The theory has a holographic dual in terms of free N = 4 super-Yang-Mills theory on a threedimensional sphere. We define a double scaling limit in which the width of the transition region around the Hagedorn temperature scales with the effective string coupling with a critical exponent. We show that in this limit the transition… 

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