Jacques Bros, Detlev Buchholz
June 10, 1996
We provide an axiomatic framework for Quantum Field Theory at finite temperature which implies the existence of general analyticity properties of the $n$-point functions; the latter parallel the properties derived from the usual Wightman axioms in the vacuum representation of Quantum Field Theory. Complete results are given for the propagators, including a generalization of the Källen-Lehmann representation. Some known examples of ``hard-thermal-loop calculations'' and the representation of ``quasiparticles'' are discussed in this general framework.
Keywords:thermal quantum field theory