High order strong coupling series for free energy, internal energy and specific heat are constructed to study the SO(3) lattice gauge theory at space-time dimensionalities from d = 2 to 7. Padé approximants are used to look for singularities. First-order phase transitions for d = 4, 5, 6 and 7 are clearly detected. A second-order phase transition seems to be present in the three-dimensional case. © 1986.
|Journal||Physics Letters B|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Mar 1986|