Thermodynamics of lattice QCD with two light quarks on a 163 × 8 lattice. II

S. Gottlieb, U. M. Heller, A. D. Kennedy, S. Kim, J. B. Kogut, C. Liu, R. L. Renken, D. K. Sinclair, R. L. Sugar, D. Toussaint, K. C. Wang

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Abstract

We have extended our earlier simulations of the high-temperature behavior of lattice QCD with two light flavors of staggered quarks on a 163×8 lattice to a lower quark mass (mq=0.00625). The transition from hadronic matter to a quark-gluon plasma is observed at 6/g2=5.49(2) corresponding to a temperature of Tc ≈ 140 MeV. We present measurements of observables which probe the nature of the quark-gluon plasma and serve to distinguish it from hadronic matter. Although the transition is quite abrupt, we have seen no indica-tions that it is first order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6852-6860
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume61
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Gottlieb, S., Heller, U. M., Kennedy, A. D., Kim, S., Kogut, J. B., Liu, C., Renken, R. L., Sinclair, D. K., Sugar, R. L., Toussaint, D., & Wang, K. C. (2000). Thermodynamics of lattice QCD with two light quarks on a 163 × 8 lattice. II. Physical Review D, 61(3), 6852-6860.