Thermodynamics of QCD at vanishing density

  title={Thermodynamics of QCD at vanishing density},
  author={T. Herbst and M. Mitter and J. Pawlowski and B. Schaefer and Rainer Stiele},
  journal={Physics Letters B},
Abstract We study the phase structure of QCD at finite temperature within a Polyakov-loop extended quark–meson model. Such a model describes the chiral as well as the confinement-deconfinement dynamics. In the present investigation, based on the approach and results put forward in [1] , [2] , [3] , [4] , both matter and glue fluctuations are included. We present results for the order parameters as well as some thermodynamic observables and find very good agreement with recent results from… Expand

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