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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 5, 337-344
DOI 10.1007/s100529800832

Coupled gap equations for the screening masses
in hot SU(N) gauge theory

A. Patkós1 - P. Petreczky1,2 - Zs. Szép1

1 Department of Atomic Physics, Eötvös University, H-1088 Puskin 5-7, Budapest Hungary
(e-mail: patkos@ludens.elte.hu, petr@hercules.elte.hu, szepzs@hercules.elte.hu)
2 Fakultät für Physik, Universität Bielefeld, P.O. Box 100131, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany
(e-mail: petreczk@Physik.Uni-Bielefeld.DE)

Received: 7 November 1997 / Published online: 26 February 1998

Coupled 1-loop gap equations are studied numerically for non-Abelian electric and magnetic screening in various versions of the three-dimensional effective gauge models. Corrections due to higher dimensional and non-local operators are assessed quantitatively. Comparison with numerical Monte-Carlo investigations suggests that quantitative understanding beyond the qualitative features can be achieved only by going beyond the present treatment.

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