# The Wilson flow and the finite temperature phase transition

@article{Wandelt2016TheWF, title={The Wilson flow and the finite temperature phase transition}, author={Mich{\`e}le Wandelt and Francesco Knechtli and Michael G{\"u}nther}, journal={Journal of High Energy Physics}, year={2016}, volume={2016}, pages={1-13} }

A bstractWe consider the determination of the finite temperature phase transition in the Yang-Mills SU(3) gauge theory. We compute the difference of the spatial and temporal energy density at a physical Wilson flow time. This difference is zero in the confined phase and becomes non zero in the deconfined phase. We locate the phase transition by using a new technique based on an exponential smoothing spline. This method is an alternative to the determination of the phase transition based on the…

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