Preliminary simulations of lattice QCD with two flavors of Kogut-Susskind quarks with masses of 0.025a-1 and 0.0125a-1 locate the expected crossover from the low-temperature regime of ordinary hadronic matter to the high-temperature chiral-symmetric regime. These calculations are insufficient to distinguish between a rapid crossover and a true phase transition.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)