# Probing deconfinement with Polyakov loop susceptibilities

@article{Lo2013ProbingDW, title={Probing deconfinement with Polyakov loop susceptibilities}, author={Pok Man Lo and Bengt Leopold Friman and O. Kaczmarek and Krzysztof Redlich and Chihiro Sasaki}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2013}, volume={88}, pages={014506} }

The susceptibilities of the real and imaginary parts, as well as of the modulus, of the Polyakov loop, are computed in SU(3) lattice gauge theory. We show that the ratios of these susceptibilities are excellent probes of the deconfinement transition, independent of the renormalization of the Polyakov loop and only weakly dependent on the system size. The ratios are almost temperature independent above and below the transition and exhibit a discontinuity at the transition temperature. This… Expand

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