We present extended simulations of high-temperature QCD for four flavors of staggered fermions with intermediate masses. We find no evidence for a first-order transition with a quark mass of 0.2 with four time slices. Thus, our results support the picture of separated transitions for the pure gauge theory (mq) and QCD with light quarks.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)