Esti mating the chiral-symmetry restoration temperature in two-flavor QCD

Steven Gottlieb, W. Liu, William D Toussaint, R. L. Renken, R. L. Sugar

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We combine measurements of the chiral-symmetry restoration transition temperature and hadron masses in lattice QCD with two flavors of light quarks to estimate the transition temperature in megaelectronvolts. We compare this estimate to results of quenched QCD to estimate the effects of our large lattice spacing on the results. We find that the dynamical quarks lower the temperature of the phase transition relative to the pure gauge theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1513-1516
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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