Coherent center domains from local Polyakov loops

S. Borsanyi, J. Danzer, Z. Fodor, C. Gattringer, A. Schmidt

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

14 Scopus citations


We analyze properties of local Polyakov loops using quenched as well as dynamical SU(3) gauge configurations for a wide range of temperatures. It is demonstrated that for both, the confined and the deconfined regime, the local Polyakov loop prefers phase values near the center elements 1,e ±i2π/3. We divide the lattice sites into three sectors according to these phases and show that the sectors give rise to the formation of clusters. For a suitable definition of these clusters we find that in the quenched case deconfinement manifests itself as the onset of percolation of the clusters. A possible continuum limit of the center clusters is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012005
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue numberSECTION 1
StatePublished - 2011
EventInternational Nuclear Physics Conference 2010, INPC2010 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jul 4 2010Jul 9 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


Dive into the research topics of 'Coherent center domains from local Polyakov loops'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this