# Topological charge and cooling scales in pure SU(2) lattice gauge theory

## Abstract

Using Monte Carlo simulations with overrelaxation, we have equilibrated lattices up to β = 2.928 , size 60 ^{4} , for pure SU(2) lattice gauge theory with the Wilson action. We calculate topological charges with the standard cooling method and find that they become more reliable with increasing β values and lattice sizes. Continuum limit estimates of the topological susceptibility χ are obtained of which we favor χ ^{1/4}/T _{c} = 0.643 ( 12 ) , where T _{c} is the SU(2) deconfinement temperature. Differences between cooling length scales in different topological sectors turn out to be too small to be detectable within our statistical errors.

- Authors:

- Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL (United States)

- Sponsoring Org.:
- USDOE

- OSTI Identifier:
- 1426338

- Alternate Identifier(s):
- OSTI ID: 1498845

- Grant/Contract Number:
- sc0010102; AC02-05CH11231

- Resource Type:
- Journal Article: Published Article

- Journal Name:
- Physical Review D

- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010

- Publisher:
- American Physical Society (APS)

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

### Citation Formats

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Berg, Bernd A., and Clarke, David A..
```*Topological charge and cooling scales in pure SU(2) lattice gauge theory*. United States: N. p., 2018.
Web. doi:10.1103/physrevd.97.054506.

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Berg, Bernd A., & Clarke, David A..
```*Topological charge and cooling scales in pure SU(2) lattice gauge theory*. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevd.97.054506.

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Berg, Bernd A., and Clarke, David A.. Thu .
"Topological charge and cooling scales in pure SU(2) lattice gauge theory". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevd.97.054506.
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@article{osti_1426338,
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title = {Topological charge and cooling scales in pure SU(2) lattice gauge theory},

author = {Berg, Bernd A. and Clarke, David A.},

abstractNote = {Using Monte Carlo simulations with overrelaxation, we have equilibrated lattices up to β = 2.928 , size 604 , for pure SU(2) lattice gauge theory with the Wilson action. We calculate topological charges with the standard cooling method and find that they become more reliable with increasing β values and lattice sizes. Continuum limit estimates of the topological susceptibility χ are obtained of which we favor χ1/4/Tc = 0.643 ( 12 ) , where Tc is the SU(2) deconfinement temperature. Differences between cooling length scales in different topological sectors turn out to be too small to be detectable within our statistical errors.},

doi = {10.1103/physrevd.97.054506},

journal = {Physical Review D},

issn = {2470-0010},

number = 5,

volume = 97,

place = {United States},

year = {2018},

month = {3}

}

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