New phases in CFL quark matter

  title={New phases in CFL quark matter},
  author={A. Kryjevski and D. B. Kaplan and T. Schaefer},
  • A. Kryjevski, D. B. Kaplan, T. Schaefer
  • Published 2004
  • Physics
  • We consider order $\alpha_s$ corrections to the squared masses of the pseudo-Goldstone excitations about the ground state of dense quark matter. We show that these contributions tend to destabilize the vacuum, leading to a surprisingly complex phase structure for quark matter as a function of quark mass, even for small $\alpha_s$. In particular we find two new phases of CFL quark matter possibly relevant for the real world, for which the QCD angle theta-bar equals pi/2. 
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