Center clusters and their percolation properties in lattice QCD

Julia Danzer, Christof Gattringer, Szabolcs Borsanyi, Zoltan Fodor

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Abstract

Properties of local Polyakov loops are studied in finite temperature lattice QCD and SU(3) lattice gauge theory. We evaluate local Polyakov loops, identify the closest center element for each loop and investigate cluster properties of these center phases. For a suitable definition of the clusters we find that the deconfinement transition of pure SU(3) gauge theory may be characterized by percolation of the center clusters. For the case of full QCD cluster observables show a behavior which seems to be compatible with a smooth crossover type of transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
Volume105
StatePublished - 2010
Event28th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Lattice 2010 - Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy
Duration: Jun 14 2010Jun 19 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General

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