Chiral soliton lattice phase in warm QCD
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Original versionBrauner, T., Kolesova, H. Yamamoto, N. (2021) Chiral soliton lattice phase in warm QCD. Physics Letters B., 823, 136767 10.1016/j.physletb.2021.136767
We analyze the phase diagram of quantum chromodynamics at low-to-moderate temperature, baryon chemical potential and external magnetic field within chiral perturbation theory at next-to-leading order of the derivative expansion. Our main result is that the anomaly-induced chiral soliton lattice (CSL) phase is stabilized by thermal fluctuations. As a consequence, the CSL state may survive up to temperatures at which chiral symmetry is restored.