# Free energy of a holonomous plasma

@article{KorthalsAltes2020FreeEO, title={Free energy of a holonomous plasma}, author={Chris P. Korthals Altes and Hiromichi Nishimura and Robert D. Pisarski and Vladimir V. Skokov}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2020} }

At a nonzero temperature T, a constant field A¯0∼T/g generates nontrivial eigenvalues of the thermal Wilson line. We discuss contributions to the free energy of such a holonomous plasma when the coupling constant, g, is weak. We review the computation to ∼g2 by several alternate methods, and show that gauge invariant sources, which are nonlinear in the gauge potential A0, generate novel contributions to the gluon self-energy at ∼g2. These ensure the gluon self-energy remains transverse to ∼g2…

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