Thermodynamics of SU ( 3 ) Lattice Gauge Theory

  title={Thermodynamics of SU ( 3 ) Lattice Gauge Theory},
  author={Graham Boyd and J{\"u}rgen Engels and Frithjof Karsch and E. Laermann and C. Legeland and Martin L{\"u}tgemeier and Bengt Petersson},
The pressure and the energy density of the SU(3) gauge theory are calculated on lattices with temporal extent N τ = 4, 6 and 8 and spatial extent N σ = 16 and 32. The results are then extrapolated to the continuum limit. In the investigated temperature range up to five times T c we observe a 15% deviation from the ideal gas limit. We also present new results for the critical temperature on lattices with temporal extent N τ = 8 and 12. At the corresponding critical couplings the string tension… CONTINUE READING