## The Hagedorn / Deconfinement Phase Transition in Weakly Coupled Large N Gauge Theories

- Ofer Aharony, Joseph Marsano, Shiraz Minwalla, Kyriakos Papadodimas, Mark Van Raamsdonk
- 2005

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@inproceedings{Pisarski1997WhyTS, title={Why the Su (∞) Deconfining Phase Transition Might Be of Second Order}, author={Robert D. Pisarski and Michel Tytgat}, year={1997} }

- Published 1997

Based upon what is known about the phase transition(s) of an SU (3) gauge theory, we argue that in a SU (N c) gauge theory without quarks, at nonzero temperature the deconfining phase transition is of second order when N c ≥ 4. From 't Hooft, Witten, and others, it is known that at zero temperature, many properties of QCD can be understood by assuming that for a SU(N c) gauge theory, N c = 3 is reasonably well described by the limit of N c = ∞ [1]. This includes such features as the OZI rule… CONTINUE READING