Flavor and quark mass dependence of QCD thermodynamics
Karsch, Frithjof
Karsch
Frithjof
Laermann, Edwin
Laermann
Edwin
Peikert, A.
Peikert
A.
Schmidt, Christian
Schmidt
Christian
Stickan, S.
Stickan
S.
We calculate the transition temperature in 2 and 3-flavor QCD using improved gauge and staggered fermion actions on lattices with temporal extent N-r = 4. We find T-c = 173 (8) MeV and 154 (8) MeV for n(f) = 2 and 3, respectively. In the case of 3-flavor QCD we present evidence that the chiral critical point, i.e. the second order endpoint of the line of first order chiral phase transitions, belongs to the universality class of the 3d Ising model.
94
1-3
411-414
411-414
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
2001