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Chiral Phase Transition Temperature in (2+1)-Flavor QCD

Ding, H T and Hegde, P and Kaczmarek, O and Karsch, F and Lahiri, Anirban and Li, S T and Mukherjee, Swagato and Ohno, H and Petreczky, P and Schmidt, C and Steinbrecher, P and Collaboration, HotQCD (2019) Chiral Phase Transition Temperature in (2+1)-Flavor QCD. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 123 (6).

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.062002


We present a lattice-QCD-based determination of the chiral phase transition temperature in QCD with two degenerate, massless quarks and a physical strange quark mass using lattice QCD calculations with the highly improved staggered quarks action. We propose and calculate two novel estimators for the chiral transition temperature for several values of the light quark masses, corresponding to Goldstone pion masses in the range of 58 MeV less than or similar to m(pi) less than or similar to 163 MeV. The chiral phase transition temperature is determined by extrapolating to vanishing pion mass using universal scaling analysis. Finite-volume effects are controlled by extrapolating to the thermodynamic limit using spatial lattice extents in the range of 2.8-4.5 times the inverse of the pion mass. Continuum extrapolations are carried out by using three different values of the lattice cutoff, corresponding to lattices with temporal extents N-tau = 6, 8, and 12. After thermodynamic, continuum, and chiral extrapolations, we find the chiral phase transition temperature T-c(0) = 132(-6)(+3) MeV.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright for this article belongs to AMER PHYSICAL SOC
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2019 12:13
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 12:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/63480

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