Static quark potential in three flavor QCD

Claude Bernard, Tom Burch, Kostas Orginos, Doug Toussaint, Thomas A. DeGrand, Carleton DeTar, Steven Gottlieb, Urs M. Heller, James E. Hetrick, Bob Sugar

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We study the effects of dynamical quarks on the static quark potential at distances shorter than those where string breaking is expected. Quenched calculations and calculations with three flavors of dynamical quarks are done on sets of lattices with the lattice spacings matched within about one percent. The effect of the sea quarks on the shape of the potential is clearly visible. We investigate the consequences of these effects in a very crude model, namely solving Schrödinger's equation in the resulting potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number034503
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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