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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 8, 135-150
DOI 10.1007/s100529801039

Wave functions and spectrum in hot electroweak matter for large Higgs masses

E.-M. Ilgenfritz - 1 A. Schiller - 2 C. Strecha 2

1 Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa 920-1192, Japan
2 Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Leipzig, D-04109 Leipzig, Germany

Received: 4 August 1998 / Published online: 2 November 1998

We present results for the wave functions and the screening mass spectrum for quantum numbers 0++, 1- and 2++ in the three-dimensional SU(2)-Higgs model near to the phase transition line below the endpoint and in the crossover region. Varying the 3D gauge couplings we study the behaviour along a line of constant physics towards the continuum limit in both phases. In the crossover region the changing spectrum of screening states versus temperature is examined showing the aftermath of the phase transition at lower Higgs mass. Different to smearing concepts we used large sets of operators with various extensions allowing to identify wave functions in position space.

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