The Polyakov loop extended Nambu-Jona-Lasinio (PNJL) model with imaginary chemical potential is studied. The model possesses the extended Z3 symmetry that QCD does. Quantities invariant under the extended Z3 symmetry, such as the partition function, the chiral condensate, and the modified Polyakov loop, have Roberge-Weiss periodicity. The phase diagram of confinement/deconfinement transition derived with the PNJL model is consistent with the Roberge-Weiss prediction on it and the results of lattice QCD. The phase diagram of chiral transition is also presented by the PNJL model.
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 7 2008|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)