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Title: Partition-function zeros and the SU(3) deconfining phase transition

Abstract

Using new methods to analyze Monte Carlo data, we have calculated the leading partition-function zero for Su(3) lattice gauge theory on various {ital L}{sub {ital t}}{ital L}{sup 3} lattices. For {ital L}{sub {ital t}}=4 lattices we find in the range {ital L}=4--16 the scaling behavior of a second-order transition with {nu}=0.468(6). However, for larger lattices ({ital L}=14--24), the scaling behavior is consistent with a first-order transition: {nu}=0.35(2). The first-order nature of the transition is further substantiated by the fact that the finite-size scaling analysis of the specific heat yields a nonvanishing infinite-volume latent heat.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Supercomputer Computations Research Institute, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (USA) Department of Physics, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (USA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6505764
DOE Contract Number:  
FG05-87ER40319; FC05-85ER25000
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters; (USA)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 64:26; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; LATTICE FIELD THEORY; PARTITION FUNCTIONS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; SU-3 GROUPS; FIELD THEORIES; FUNCTIONS; LIE GROUPS; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; SU GROUPS; SYMMETRY GROUPS; 645400* - High Energy Physics- Field Theory; 645204 - High Energy Physics- Particle Interactions & Properties-Theoretical- Strong Interactions & Properties

Citation Formats

Alves, N A, Berg, B A, and Sanielevici, S. Partition-function zeros and the SU(3) deconfining phase transition. United States: N. p., 1990. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.64.3107.
Alves, N A, Berg, B A, & Sanielevici, S. Partition-function zeros and the SU(3) deconfining phase transition. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.64.3107.
Alves, N A, Berg, B A, and Sanielevici, S. Mon . "Partition-function zeros and the SU(3) deconfining phase transition". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.64.3107.
@article{osti_6505764,
title = {Partition-function zeros and the SU(3) deconfining phase transition},
author = {Alves, N A and Berg, B A and Sanielevici, S},
abstractNote = {Using new methods to analyze Monte Carlo data, we have calculated the leading partition-function zero for Su(3) lattice gauge theory on various {ital L}{sub {ital t}}{ital L}{sup 3} lattices. For {ital L}{sub {ital t}}=4 lattices we find in the range {ital L}=4--16 the scaling behavior of a second-order transition with {nu}=0.468(6). However, for larger lattices ({ital L}=14--24), the scaling behavior is consistent with a first-order transition: {nu}=0.35(2). The first-order nature of the transition is further substantiated by the fact that the finite-size scaling analysis of the specific heat yields a nonvanishing infinite-volume latent heat.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.64.3107},
journal = {Physical Review Letters; (USA)},
issn = {0031-9007},
number = ,
volume = 64:26,
place = {United States},
year = {1990},
month = {6}
}