Thermodynamics of lattice QCD with two light quarks on a [Formula presented] 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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We have extended our earlier simulations of the high-temperature behavior of lattice QCD with two light flavors of staggered quarks on a [Formula presented] lattice to a lower quark mass [Formula presented]. The transition from hadronic matter to a quark-gluon plasma is observed at [Formula presented] corresponding to a temperature of [Formula presented] 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 indications that it is first order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6852-6860
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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