Thermodynamics on fuzzy spacetime

Wung Hong Huang

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We investigate the thermodynamics of non-relativistic and relativistic ideal gases on the spacetime with noncommutative fuzzy geometry. We first find that the heat capacities of the non-relativistic ideal boson and fermion on the fuzzy two-sphere have different values, contrast to that on the commutative geometry. We calculate the "statistical interparticle potential" therein and interprete this property as a result that the non-commutativity of the fuzzy sphere has an inclination to enhance the statistical "attraction (repulsion) interparticle potential" between boson (fermion). We also see that at high temperature the heat capacity approaches to zero. We next evaluate the heat capacities of the non-relativistic ideal boson and fermion on the product of the 1+D (with D=2,3) Minkowski spacetime by a fuzzy two-sphere and see that the fermion capacity could be a decreasing function of temperature in high-temperature limit, contrast to that always being an increasing function on the commutative geometry. Also, the boson and fermion heat capacities both approach to that on the 1+D Minkowski spacetime in high-temperature limit. We discuss these results and mention that the properties may be traced to the mechanism of "thermal reduction of the fuzzy space". We also investigate the same problems in the relativistic system with free Klein-Gordon field and Dirac field and find the similar properties.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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