Monte Carlo study of the Abelian Higgs model

W. D. Toussaint, R. L. Sugar

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Abstract

A Monte Carlo study of the Abelian Higgs model demonstrates a first-order phase transition between the Higgs phase and the Coulomb phase for a wide range of gauge and Higgs coupling constants. For small gauge coupling the discontinuity becomes very small, making it difficult to determine the order of the transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2061-2065
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume32
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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