Medium effects and parity doubling of hyperons across the deconfinement phase transition

Gert Aarts, Chris Allton, Davide De Boni, Simon Hands, Benjamin Jäger, Chrisanthi Praki, Jon-Ivar Skullerud

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We analyse the behaviour of hyperons with strangeness $S=-1$,$-2$,$-3$ in the hadronic and quark gluon plasma phases, with particular interest in parity doubling and its emergence as the temperature grows. This study uses our FASTSUM anisotropic $N_f\!\!=$~2+1 ensembles, with four temperatures below and four above the deconfinement transition temperature, $T_c$. The positive-parity groundstate masses are found to be largely temperature independent below $T_c$, whereas the negative-parity ones decrease considerably as the temperature increases. Close to the transition, the masses are almost degenerate, in line with the expectation from chiral symmetry restoration. This may be of interest for heavy-ion phenomenology. In particular we show an application of this effect to the Hadron Resonance Gas model. A clear signal of parity doubling is found above $T_c$ in all hyperon channels, with the strength of the effect depending on the number of $s$-quarks in the baryons.
Original languageEnglish
Article number07016
JournalE P J Web of Conferences
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 26. Mar 2018
Event35th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory - Granada, Spain
Duration: 18. Jun 201724. Jun 2017
Conference number: 35


Conference35th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory


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