- Kei-Ichi Kondo (Chiba University)
Prof. Goro Ishiki (University of Tsukuba)
We discuss a "partially deconfined phase" in SU(N) gauge theories. This phase is in between the confined and deconfined phases and is defined such that SU(M) in SU(N) (M < N) is deconfined and the rest of degrees of freedom are confined. We investigate some examples and find that in all the examples, the transition from the partially deconfined phase to completely deconfined phase has the same...