A relation between screening masses and real-time rates

Brandt, B.B.; Francis, A.; Laine, Mikko Sakari; Meyer, H.B. (2014). A relation between screening masses and real-time rates. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014(5) Springer 10.1007/JHEP05(2014)117

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Thermal screening masses related to the conserved vector current are determined for the case that the current carries a non-zero Matsubara frequency, both in a weak-coupling approach and through lattice QCD. We point out that such screening masses are sensitive to the same infrared physics as light-cone real-time rates. In particular, on the perturbative side, the inhomogeneous Schrödinger equation determining screening correlators is shown to have the same general form as the equation implementing LPM resummation for the soft-dilepton and photon production rates from a hot QCD plasma. The static potential appearing in the equation is identical to that whose soft part has been determined up to NLO and on the lattice in the context of jet quenching. Numerical results based on this potential suggest that screening masses overshoot the free results (multiples of 2πT) more strongly than at zero Matsubara frequency. Four-dimensional lattice simulations in two-flavour QCD at temperatures of 250 and 340 MeV confirm the non-static screening masses at the 10% level. Overall our results lend support to studies of jet quenching based on the same potential at T ≳ 250 MeV.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics (AEC)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Theoretical Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Laine, Mikko Sakari

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics

ISSN:

1029-8479

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Esther Fiechter

Date Deposited:

24 Nov 2014 14:21

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 01:55

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/JHEP05(2014)117

ArXiv ID:

1404.2404

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.60188

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/60188

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