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Author Escobedo, Miguel Angel ♦ Soto, Joan
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ♦ ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS ♦ BOTTOMONIUM ♦ BOUND STATE ♦ DISSOCIATION ♦ HYDROGEN ♦ MUONIC ATOMS ♦ QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS ♦ QUARK MATTER ♦ QUARKS ♦ REST MASS ♦ VACUUM POLARIZATION ♦ ATOMS ♦ BOSONS ♦ ELECTRODYNAMICS ♦ ELEMENTARY PARTICLES ♦ ELEMENTS ♦ FERMIONS ♦ FIELD THEORIES ♦ HADRONS ♦ MASS ♦ MATTER ♦ MESONS ♦ NONMETALS ♦ QUANTUM FIELD THEORY ♦ QUARKONIUM
Abstract We illustrate how to apply modern effective field-theory techniques and dimensional regularization to factorize the various scales, which appear in QED bound states at finite temperature. We focus here on the muonic hydrogen atom. Vacuum polarization effects make the physics of this atom at finite temperature very close to that of heavy quarkonium states. We comment on the implications of our results for these states in the quark gluon plasma. In particular, we estimate the effects of a finite-charm quark mass in the dissociation temperature of bottomonium.
ISSN 10502947
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-10-15
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review. A
Volume Number 82
Issue Number 4


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