Exploring the phase diagram of sextet QCD

Thomas DeGrand, Yigal Shamir, Benjamin Svetitsky

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As a follow up to the previous talk about the beta function of SU (3) gauge theory with Nf = 2 symmetric representation (clover) fermions, we describe our explorations of the beta-kappa plane, away from the massless limit. Our simulations are mostly done on lattices of length L = 8 and 12. We observe a phase transition from a strong coupling confined phase to a deconfined, chirally restored phase. The line of transitions avoids (so far) the location of the infrared fixed point discussed in the last talk.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of Science
StatePublished - 2008
Event26th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, LATTICE 2008 - Williamsburg, United States
Duration: 14 Jul 200819 Jul 2008


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