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2012 | 10 | 6 | 1318-1321
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What favors and disfavors the critical point of QCD?

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Results from chiral effective models suggest the existence of the so-called QCD critical point. These model predictions are highly dependent on the model setup and there is no universal argument for its existence and location. I discuss why a first-order phase transition is generally favored in models at low temperature T and high chemical potential ยต, which will explain why the model results are unreliable about the critical point. I propose a useful way to reinterpret the model results as a liquid-gas-type phase transition like that of nuclear matter. This picture provides us with a fairly model-independent description of the QCD critical point not relying on detailed phase structures.
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10
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6
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1318-1321
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1 - 12 - 2012
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4 - 12 - 2012
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