Chiral and deconfinement transitions in a magnetic background using the functional renormalization group with the Polyakov loop
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Original versionAndersen, J.O., Naylor, W.R., Tranberg, A. (2014) Chiral and deconfinement transitions in a magnetic background using the functional renormalization group with the Polyakov loop. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2014(4) 10.1007/JHEP04(2014)187
We use the Polyakov loop coupled quark-meson model to approximate low energy QCD and present results for the chiral and deconfinement transitions in the presence of a constant magnetic background B at finite temperature T and baryon chemical potential μB. We investigate effects of various gluonic potentials on the deconfinement transition with and without a fermionic backreaction at finite B. Additionally we investigate the effect of the Polyakov loop on the chiral phase transition, finding that magnetic catalysis at low μB is present, but weakened by the Polyakov loop.