Thermodynamics of SU (3) gauge theory from gradient flow on the lattice

Masayuki Asakawa, Tetsuo Hatsuda, Etsuko Itou, Masakiyo Kitazawa, Hiroshi Suzuki

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A novel method to study the bulk thermodynamics in lattice gauge theory is proposed on the basis of the Yang-Mills gradient flow with a fictitious time t. The energy density and the pressure P of SU(3) gauge theory at fixed temperature are calculated directly on 323×(6,8,10) lattices from the thermal average of the well-defined energy-momentum tensor TμνR(x) obtained by the gradient flow. It is demonstrated that the continuum limit can be taken in a controlled manner from the t dependence of the flowed data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number011501
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 9 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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