# Correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor in SU(2) gauge theory at finite temperature

Hübner KA, Karsch F, Pica C (2008)

Physical Review D 78(9).

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We calculate correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor in the vicinity of the deconfinement phase transition of (3 + 1)-dimensional SU(2) gauge theory and discuss their critical behavior in the vicinity of the second order deconfinement transition. We show that correlation functions of the trace of the energy-momentum tensor diverge uniformly at the critical point in proportion to the specific heat singularity. Correlation functions of the pressure, on the other hand, stay finite at the critical point. We discuss the consequences of these findings for the analysis of transport coefficients, in particular, the bulk viscosity, in the vicinity of a second order phase transition point.

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Hübner KA, Karsch F, Pica C. Correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor in SU(2) gauge theory at finite temperature.

*Physical Review D*. 2008;78(9).Hübner, K. A., Karsch, F., & Pica, C. (2008). Correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor in SU(2) gauge theory at finite temperature.

*Physical Review D*,*78*(9). doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.78.094501Hübner, K. A., Karsch, F., and Pica, C. (2008). Correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor in SU(2) gauge theory at finite temperature.

*Physical Review D*78.Hübner, K.A., Karsch, F., & Pica, C., 2008. Correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor in SU(2) gauge theory at finite temperature.

*Physical Review D*, 78(9). K.A. Hübner, F. Karsch, and C. Pica, “Correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor in SU(2) gauge theory at finite temperature”,

*Physical Review D*, vol. 78, 2008. Hübner, K.A., Karsch, F., Pica, C.: Correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor in SU(2) gauge theory at finite temperature. Physical Review D. 78, (2008).

Hübner, Kay A., Karsch, Frithjof, and Pica, C. “Correlation functions of the energy-momentum tensor in SU(2) gauge theory at finite temperature”.

*Physical Review D*78.9 (2008).
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