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Thermal rho and sigma mesons from chiral symmetry and unitarity

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Dobado González, Antonio and Gómez Nicola, Ángel and Llanes Estrada, Felipe José and Peláez Sagredo, José Ramón (2002) Thermal rho and sigma mesons from chiral symmetry and unitarity. Physical Review C, 66 (5). ISSN 0556-2813

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We study the temperature evolution of the rho and sigma mass and width, using a unitary chiral approach. The one-loop pipi scattering amplitude in chiral perturbation theory at Tnot equal0 is unitarized via the inverse amplitude method. Our results predict a clear increase with T of both the rho and sigma widths. The masses decrease slightly for high T, while the rhopipi coupling increases. The rho behavior seems to be favored by experimental results. In the sigma case, it signals chiral symmetry restoration.


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©2002 The American Physical Society.
Work supported by the Spanish CICYT projects, Grant Nos. FPA2000-0956, PB98-0782, and BFM2000-1326. J.R.P. acknowledges support from the CICYT-INFN collaboration, Grant No. 003P 640.15, and E. Oset for useful comments.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Chiral Perturbation-Theory, Finite-Temperature, Pion-Scattering, One-Loop, Mass
Subjects:Sciences > Physics
ID Code:22205
Deposited On:05 Jul 2013 17:31
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 15:10

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