Thermodynamics of lattice QCD with 2 light dynamical (staggered) quark flavours on a 163 × 8 lattice

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

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Lattice QCD with 2 light staggered quark flavours is being simulated on a 163 × 8 lattice to study the transition from hadronic matter to a quark gluon plasma. We have completed runs at mq = 0.0125 and are extending this to mq = 0.00625. We also examine the addition of a non-dynamical "strange" quark. Thermodynamic order parameters are being measured across the transition and further into the plasma phase, as are various screening lengths. No evidence for a first order transition is seen, and we estimate the transition temperature to be Tc = 143(7)MeV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-310
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplements)
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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