Thermal duality and hagedorn transition from p-adic strings

Tirthabir Biswas, Jose A.R. Cembranos, Joseph I. Kapusta

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Abstract

We develop the finite temperature theory of p-adic string models. We find that the thermal properties of these nonlocal field theories can be interpreted either as contributions of standard thermal modes with energies proportional to the temperature, or inverse thermal modes with energies proportional to the inverse of the temperature, leading to a thermal duality at leading order (genus one) analogous to the well-known T duality of string theory. The p-adic strings also recover the asymptotic limits (high and low temperature) for arbitrary genus that purely stringy calculations have yielded. We also discuss our findings surrounding the nature of the Hagedorn transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number021601
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume104
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 12 2010

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