Chiral-super interplay in QCD

Motoi Tachibana, Naoki Yamamoto, Tetsuo Hatsuda, Gordon Baym

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On the basis of the Ginzburg-Landau free energy with QCD symmetry, the interplay between the chiral and diquark condensates is investigated. We demonstrate that the axial anomaly drives a new critical point in the phase diagram and leads to a smooth crossover between the hadronic and color superconducting phases. We also discuss the continuity of these phases in the excited states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)422-425
Number of pages4
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number168
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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