Inhomogeneous Polyakov loop induced by inhomogeneous chiral condensates

Tomoya Hayata, Arata Yamamoto

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We study the spatial inhomogeneity of the Polyakov loop induced by inhomogeneous chiral condensates. We formulate an effective model of gluons on the background fields of chiral condensates, and perform its lattice simulation. On the background of inhomogeneous chiral condensates, the Polyakov loop exhibits an in-phase spatial oscillation with the chiral condensates. We also analyze the heavy quark potential and show that the inhomogeneous Polyakov loop indicates the inhomogeneous confinement of heavy quarks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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