Interplay between chromoelectric and chromomagnetic gluons in Yang-Mills thermodynamics
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, D-60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Published online: 29 April 2014
We propose an effective theory of SU(3) gluonic matter where interactions between color-electric and color-magnetic gluons are constrained by the center and scale symmetries. Through matching to the dimensionally-reduced magnetic theories, the magnetic gluon condensate qualitatively changes its thermal behavior above the critical temperature. We argue its phenomenological consequences for the thermodynamics, in particular the dynamical breaking of scale invariance.
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