Equation of state of a quark-Polyakov loop-meson mixture in the PNJL model at finite temperature

Abstract : Recent consensus on the $N_f=2+1$ equation of state at vanishing chemical potential from different lattice-QCD groups has spoiled the previous agreement with the outcome from the mean-field Polyakov-Nambu-Jona-Lasinio model. In this letter we review the thermodynamics of the PNJL model introducing two important aspects needed to describe the pressure computed in the lattice QCD. First, we consider the thermodynamics of the model beyond the mean-field approach to include pseudoscalar and scalar mesonic-like fluctuations into the grand-canonical potential. This accounts for the hadronic pressure of the system below the critical temperature. On the other hand we also implement the back reaction of quarks into the Polyakov-loop effective potential bringing a reduction of the pressure above $T_c$ from the Stefan-Boltzmann limit. We get a good agreement with lattice-QCD data at low and moderate temperatures, opening the door to a straightforward extension to finite chemical potential.
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J.M. Torres-Rincon, Jörg Aichelin. Equation of state of a quark-Polyakov loop-meson mixture in the PNJL model at finite temperature. 2016. ⟨in2p3-01317949⟩

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