Canonical ensembles and nonzero density quantum chromodynamics

A. Hasenfratz, D. Toussaint

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We study QCD with nonzero chemical potential on 44 lattices by averaging over the canonical partition functions, or sectors with fixed quark number. We derive a condensed matrix of size 2×3×L3 whose eigenvalues can be used to find the canonical partition functions. We also experiment with a weight for configuration generation which respects the Z(3) symmetry which forces the canonical partition function to be zero for quark numbers that are not multiples of three.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)539-549
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 2 1992


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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